According to the Mankato (MN) Free Press, child pornography was found on Minnesota State football coach Todd Hoffner's university issued phone.
Even worse, the children in the videos found on his phone are his own children.
The videos found on the cell phone, three in all, feature three children, one boy and two girls, all under the age of ten. The videos show the three children dancing nude and exposing themselves to the camera.
One video shows the children covered with towels, the complaint said. They then drop the towels and turn to the camera. The complaint says that one of the children fondles themselves while on camera.
Another video shows on of the girls being woken up at night and when the child gets up the camera focuses on the backside of her underpants.
The children in the video called the adult filming them and "dad" and while going through photos and searching Hoffner's Facebook page, the investigators on the case determined that the children were in fact Hoffner's own children.
Hoffner's attorney, Jim Fleming, calls the videos "private family moments" and that "there's nothing in there that's sexually exploited or anything along those lines".
An employee at the university turned the videos over to the Mankato Police Department, who then turned it over to the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department because investigators believe the videos were created at Hoffner's home at Eagle Lake, Minnesota.
Hoffner turned his phone over to an employee at Minnesota State-Mankato's Information Department after his phone wasn't working properly. The phone was then turned over to department head Jerry Jeffries after more problems arose.
He then tried to update the phone, but when that didn't work he gave Hoffner a new phone. Jeffries told Hoffner that he would use a computer to backup pictures and videos from his old phone to his new one. That's when Jeffries found the videos and contacted his supervisor.
Bail has been set at $10,000 under the condition that Hoffner can only contact his children with another adult present.