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A former assistant hockey coach with the Ohio Blades has been arrested on charges of child pornography.

Matthew J. Kiernan, 28, of Columbus, Ohio is facing charges of one count each for pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and pandering obscenity involving a minor, both charges being felonies.

Kiernan coached a hockey team in Columbus for disabled children prior to his arrest after his apartment was searched last week. He was the assistant coach for the team where children with disabilities were able to play hockey with the assistance of sleds. The Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children task force discovered child pornography at Kiernan’s residence which he had downloaded from the internet. According to a news release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Kiernan admitted to a habit of viewing and downloading child pornography for a decade.

Kiernan currently remains in jail on a $10,000 bond.

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