An assistant track coach at Wellesley High School has been arrested on federal child pornography charges after authorities said he sent images to people through Craigslist.
Walter Johnson, 69, of Framingham is both an assistant track coach at Wellesley High School and a former Harvard University track coach, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was arrested Thursday on child pornography distribution and possession charges.
Johnson was detained after he appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston and will return to court on May 1.
Federal agents began investigating a report of child pornography being traded to other people by a Craigslist user, authorities said. The investigation began in January.
“The investigation led to Johnson, a track coach at Wellesley High School and a former Harvard University track coach,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Federal agents executed a search warrant on Johnson’s home on Thursday.
“Johnson allegedly admitted to sending and receiving child pornography with various individuals he met on Craigslist,” authorities said. “A preliminary on-scene forensic analysis confirmed child pornography on devices in his home.”
Members of the public who have questions, concerns or information regarding this case should call 617-748-3274.