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MSU-Mankato FB Coach Hoffner Arrested For Child Porn

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MSU Head Football Coach Todd Hoffner is now in custody... facing child pornography charges.

Today authorities arrested Hoffner, and executed a search warrant on his property.

Possible charges include use of a minor in a sexual performance, and possession of a pornographic work involving minors.
The 46-year-old Hoffner was escorted off the practice field last Friday and subsequently placed on administrative leave.

Exact details are unknown, but officials say the alleged crime was first reported to the Mankato Police Department, who then turned the investigation over to the Sheriff's Office because Hoffner lived out of town.

Investigators from the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office were busy searching Hoffner's home in Eagle Lake this afternoon.

Before leaving around two o'clock, they had towed away a car on the property as well.
Formal charges from the County attorney's office and a court appearance are expected tomorrow, or possibly Thursday.
Captain Rich Murry with the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office says, "He's currently been charged with probable cause arrest with two different counts based on possession of child pornography and an associated statute. The investigation is ongoing so that could change."

Todd Hoffner compiled a 34-13 record over his first four seasons as head coach of MSU's football program, twice making it into the NCAA postseason, even being named the conference coach of the year in 2009.

He heads up several high school football camps throughout the summer, including a youth camp for grades 3-8.

MSU officials are not commenting on the case, but do say they have started their own investigation into the situation.
MSU Director of Media Relations Dan Benson says, "Because there's a University investigation against Mr. Hoffman that is pending, we are unable to disclose fully information concerning the pending matter."

As of right now, Hoffner is on paid administrative leave on an annual salary of $101,000, and Aaron Keen has taken over head coaching duties.