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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Minor Baseball Coach Charged with Voyeurism, Child Pornography

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A Coquitlam man who coached kids hockey and baseball for decades has been arrested for a shocking crime.
CTV Vancouver 

A 59-year-old minor baseball and hockey coach from Metro Vancouver has been charged with a slew of child pornography and voyeurism offences.

Four counts of making or publishing child pornography, four counts of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place, and one count of child pornography possession have all been approved against Randy Downes.

Downes is a Coquitlam resident who has coached various levels of hockey and baseball since the 1990s. On Wednesday, Mounties asked any parents who noticed concerning behaviour from the coach over the years to come forward.

Randy Downes
Nine counts are approved against Randy Downes of the Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball Association. (Courtesy Tri City News)

"If there has been any suspicious behaviour over the years that wasn't reported, this is the time," Const. Jamie Phillipson told reporters.

Most details about the allegations against Downes have been sealed, but the RCMP said they conducted a search warrant at his home in April and seized a large quantity of digital storage equipment.

There were pictures on the equipment that investigators believe Downes, who is a photographer, took himself between June 2013 and April 2016.

"There were images in there of children in a public setting that did not know they were being photographed," Phillipson said.

"Going into specifics about what the images contained, I cannot do today."

The allegations are sure to shock and trouble parents whose children were coached by Downes, but Mounties added that none of the evidence they have gathered suggests the coach had any sexual contact with children.

Downes is the president of the Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball Association, and last year coached a team of children under 13.

The organization was unaware of the RCMP's investigation until Wednesday, when charges were approved. The B.C. Amateur Baseball Association issued a statement saying Downes has since been suspended from "all baseball, volunteer and board activity, effective immediately."

"After consulting with the RCMP, we have no information on any individual alleged victims involved with baseball. Should we become aware of any individual potential victims, we will try to assist them in accessing all appropriate resources," it read.

Downes made his first court appearance Wednesday and was released on conditions.