A man who coached an American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) girls team in Long Beach has been indicted on federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Robert “Bob” Warden Phillips, 65, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he was arraigned last week. Phillips, who was released on $50,000 bail, will have to return to court in March when his trial begins.
When investigators searched Phillips’ home last year, they found two computers and a thumb drive that contained child pornography images, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
In the fall of 2014, Phillips, who lives in Lake Forest, coached 12- to 14-year-old girls on an AYSO team in Long Beach.
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