TAMPA, Florida, January 12. IN the second high-profile case of a swim coach in Florida falling on the wrong side of the law regarding children and sex, Berkeley Prep School Assistant Coach Jay Goldstein was arrested in Florida for 100 counts of possession of child pornography according to Tampa Bay Online and the Hillsborough Sheriff's office.
Goldstein, 52, was arrested today on charges of possession of child pornography. Each charge comes with a $7,500 bond, for a total of $750,000 according to public records from the Hillsborough Sheriff. Law enforcement officials found multiple "videos and images of children 12 and younger engaged in sexual activities" according to Tampa Bay Online.
Tampa Bay Online reports that the offense is a second-degree felony, and that Goldstein is still currently in jail. Goldstein was a part-time coach for the school.
"We are certainly in the fact-finding stage at this point," Berkeley Prep communications director Jeremy Canody told Tampa Bay Online. "We don't know a lot of details. We do know this was in no way connected to Mr. Goldstein's work here at Berkeley. We also are reaching out personally to the members of the swim team."
USA Swimming confirmed that Goldstein is not, and never has been, a member of USA Swimming.
Earlier this week, former Gator Swim Club head coach Bryan Woodward was arrested for solicitation of a child for sex., and travel to seduce a child for sex.