Youth Coach Charged With Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, Transferring Obscene Material to a Minor
PROVIDENCE – A Connecticut little league vice president and coach arrested on January 25, 2019, by members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and charged in state court with indecent solicitation of a child and disseminating and possessing child pornography, was re-arrested today at his Connecticut residence on federal charges that he allegedly traveled to Rhode Island to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, that he allegedly transferred obscene material to a person he believed to be under the age of 16, and that he allegedly received and possessed child pornography.
Name: Christopher Merchant
Arresting Agencies: 2
Date of Announcement: January 30, 2019
Arrest End Date: January 30, 2018
Comments: Project Safe Childhood-CP related charges & travel w/intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct w/ a minor