Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media to trick the boys into making live videos masturbating. He secretly recorded them showering during trips to tournaments. And in some cases he recorded himself fondling nude players as they slept.
Iowa AAU coach admits to having nude photos, videos of 400 boys
Iowa AAU coach admits to having nude photos, videos of boys
Share this article Share Some images were of boys undressing and showering, captured by recording devices that Stephen secretly placed in hotel bathrooms. Devices designed to look like a bath towel hook and a smoke detector were used at his home in Monticello, Iowa, and his lake cabin in nearby Delhi. Stephen acknowledged that he had a hard drive containing folders named for different boys, each containing explicit photos and videos that he had amassed over the years through his involvement in the program for children ages 9 to 17 Stephen also took photos and videos of sleeping boys with their pants pulled down, including recordings of himself touching their genitals with his hands and, in at least one case, his mouth. One such recording involved a boy who was 11 or 12 and had been given medication by Stephen that made him drowsy beforehand. Stephen would share beds with players during trips in which players competed in American Athletic Union tournaments or attended NBA games. When they weren't traveling together, Stephen often posed as teenage girls on Facebook and Snapchat and used those profiles to trick boys into giving him explicit images. He would offer to exchange nude videos and photos, telling the boys the types of images to produce.
Iowa basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys
Former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen pleaded guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids Thursday to five counts of sexual exploitation of minors, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of transporting child pornography. He acknowledged in a plea agreement that police discovered files on his hard drive with the names of minors. Some images were of boys undressing and showering, captured by recording devices that Stephen secretly placed in hotel bathrooms.