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Published October 28 2012

Coach wants charges of child porn dismissed

MANKATO, Minn. – A Minnesota State University, Mankato, football coach facing child pornography counts is trying to get the charges dismissed.

The Mankato Free Press reports that Todd Hoffner’s attorney filed a request for dismissal in advance of a Wednesday hearing in Blue Earth County.

Hoffner was put on paid leave in August and charged with felonies after videos of his children were found on a university-issued cellphone. Prosecutors say the videos show the children dancing naked and touching themselves. Attorney Jim Fleming says the videos are not child pornography. He and Hoffner’s wife have called them innocent family moments.