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Dormont coach arrested in child porn case

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Dormont soccer coach and Boy Scout troop leader who was accused of sending child porn to an officer posing as a 14-year-old girl was released on Saturday evening from the Monroe County Jail.

Police say George Michael Carvlin, 54, of 1456 Tolma Ave., allegedly sent photos of young children engaged in explicit sex acts. He allegedly told a detective posing as a teenage girl that he wanted her to perform certain sex acts and made arrangements to meet the girl in Canadensis on Thursday, according to police. He was immediately taken into custody.

After pleading not guilty before a magistrate on Friday, he was confined in the Monroe County Jail until Saturday evening, when he posted a $10,000 straight bond that triggered his release. Jail officials in Stroudsburg did not have the date of his next hearing.

"I don't believe it. I'm just shocked," said Keystone Oaks Area Soccer Club president John Brosnan.

Brosnan said Carvlin is a married father, construction contractor and a Boy Scouts of America troop leader in Dormont. He said Carvlin had told him recently that he was working away from home on a job near Monroe County. Carvlin had coached soccer teams for eight years, serving on the club board for the past three years, according to Brosnan.

Carvlin's under-17 squad had a game scheduled for today, said Brosnan. He said Carvlin would not serve as coach until the criminal charges were resolved and the Soccer Club's three-member disciplinary committee could meet. Brosnan said that Carvlin had cleared a mandatory criminal background check in March.

"We've never had anything like this happen," said Brosnan.

Numerous messages left for Carvlin and the Boy Scouts were not returned.

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