Swim coach arrested for child pornography

A swimming and diving coach at Hempfield and Manheim Township high schools has been arrested for child pornography, according to police.

Patrick Fatta, 42, had multiple images and videos of child pornography on his computer when investigators searched his West Hempfield Township home early Wednesday, police said in a news release.

Fatta was taken into custody and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of communication facility.

He was placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring pending a preliminary hearing.

Fatta is also a swimming and diving coach for a youth program at West Chester University.

Investigators have been in contact with the schools. They do not believe any images depict inappropriate contact with children he coached or students at the schools, but added that the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Hempfield Township police at 717-285-5191 or 1-800-957-2677.

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