Private cheerleading coach arrested on child porn charge

3/21/2018 4:01:28 PM EST

A private cheerleading and gymnastics coach, who also did choreography for a West Virginia high school, was arrested after police allegedly found over 600 images of child pornography in his possession.

Jeremy Smith, 36, was arrested as part of a regional sting aimed at the sexual exploitation of minors on the Internet.

Smith was charged with felony distribution and exhibition of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and has his bail set at $20,000.

A janitor at Bridgeport High School, where Smith did choreography work, was also caught in the sting, but officials said there was connection.

Detectives said there was nothing yet to suggest either man targeted students at Bridgeport.

Smith was targeted after his IP address showed suspicious activity and police served a search warrant on his house.

--Field Level Media