Assistant Staples H.S. football coach arrested on porn charges

An assistant football coach at Staples High School turned himself in to Westport police this afternoon after he was accused of giving players access to pornography. Police say Michael Pickering, 40, is facing charges for giving his players password information for a pornographic website. They say an incriminating conversation was overheard by a Staples student, who then reported the incident to school officials. "It seemed to be that he was trying to create some camaraderie amongst some members of the team," a member of the police force says. Pickering was also a 10-year employee on the Staples Board of Education, and has since been removed from that position. Police say they are still searching for evidence, and have confiscated a computer at the coach's Norwalk home.

Westport football coach under fire for pornographic allegations

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