NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) – A Manhattan youth football coach was indicted on Thursday on charges of buying nude and sexual photos and videos from children, prosecutors said.
Benvontay Fogler, 27, is accused of taking advantage of his role to manipulate minors into sending him explicit photos in exchange for money and gifts, according to the Manhattan D.A.’s Office.
"This flag football coach used his access to children to gain their trust and paid them to send him explicit images and videos,” Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg said.
Fogler allegedly used Snapchat to get explicit photos and videos from at least four children that he coached, between June 1 and Oct. 29, court documents revealed.
He allegedly paid the kids through Cashapp or provided gifts.
In one incident, one child received nearly $1,600 for sexual images.
The case initially started with a single report and has since had several survivors come forward. The children were aged 12 to 15.
The indictment includes multiple counts of use of and attempted use of a child in a sexual performance as a sexually motivated felony, along with endangering the welfare of a child.
“We urge concerned parents and caregivers whose children may have had contact with this individual to call our Special Victims Division at 212-335-3400,” Bragg said.