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Maryland Wrestling Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges

The suspect was charged nearly two years after officers seized computers from his Maryland home

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    Maryland Wrestling Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges
    Montgomery County Police
    Former Quince Orchard High School volunteer wrestling coach Dake Williams, 28, of North Potomac, Maryland, faces multiple charges of possession of child pornography.

    A former Maryland high school wrestling coach is facing child porn charges.

    Former Quince Orchard High School volunteer wrestling coach Dake Williams, 28, of North Potomac, Maryland, faces multiple charges of possession of child pornography.

    According to charging documents, the police investigating stemmed from a 2017 case when authorities found a package at JFK Airport in New York containing 24.5 grams of the illegal drug MDMA addressed to Williams.

    That brought Montgomery County police officers to Williams' home in Gaithersburg on October 19, 2017. According to court documents, Williams invited police in and officers found more MDMA.

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    Officers returned later in the day with a search warrant and seized three external hard drives, four thumb drives, a laptop and a phone for the drug investigation.

    Investigators eventually found more than a thousand files containing child pornography, some instances involving very young girls.

    Williams wasn't arrested on child pornography charges until earlier this month. He faces 10 charges of possession of child pornography and is currently out on bond.

    Dake Williams was a volunteer assistant coach at Quince Orchard High School from 2015-2018, the school said in a letter home to parents.

    Quince Orchard High School sent the letter home to parents about his arrest on Sept. 16, saying the charges do not appear to be related to his role at the school. The school said that they were just made aware of Williams' arrest.

    Williams was inducted into the Quince Orchard athletic hall of fame this past summer, but his name has been removed from the website.

    Correction (12:15 p.m., Sept. 18, 2019): This post has been changed to correct the date the school sent a letter home to parents.

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