Former Mass. gymnastics instructor facing child porn charges

Hassan Jawad, 37, was arrested at his home in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a former Massachusetts gymnastics instructor faces child pornography charges.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Hassan Jawad was arrested at his home in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on Thursday. They say he had worked at the New England Academy of Gymnastics in Marlborough from 2015 to 2017, and was working at a gymnastics studio in Boca Raton.

Investigators said a computer belonging to Jawad allegedly contained photos and videos of boys who appeared to be aged 7 to 13 engaged in sex acts with each other or with men.

It could not immediately be determined if Jawad had a lawyer authorized to speak on his behalf.

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