East Texas JC Golf Coach Arrested On Child Porn Charges

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TYLER -- The 38-year-old golf coach at a Christian junior college in Jacksonville is in federal custody on child pornography charges.

Lon Morris College coach Barry Dean Griffin faces a federal
detention hearing Thursday in Tyler.

Defense attorney Buck Files Junior told the Tyler Morning
Telegraph that Griffin contacted him and a warrant had been issued,
so plans were made for the coach to surrender yesterday.

Griffin made an initial appearance on charges of possession and
distribution of visual depictions involving the sexual exploitation
of minors.

Lon Morris Athletics Director Dale Dotson did not immediately

Griffin has been the head golf coach at Lon Morris since 2005.

The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

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