FOLSOM, CA - A coach for the Folsom Sea Otters swim team was arrested this week by federal agents on attempted child molestation charges and possession of child porn.
According to a federal complaint, Eric Johnston, 21, was arrested Monday at a Sacramento hotel where he arranged to meet two minors for sex.
The meeting had been arranged through a series of emails; but Johnston didn't know he was actually communicating with a sex crimes investigator who arranged the bogus meeting.
Johnston also admitted to trading child porn images via email, months earlier.
Johnston has coached swimming for the Folsom Sea Otters for the past three years.
"This is horrible, we know our coaches well, it's not something you can easily explain to your kids," team president Lisa Davies said.
Federal documents indicate no swim team members were victims.