CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A Charlotte soccer coach has been arrested and charged for possessing child pornography.
According to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, Peter Mark Trask, is being charged with third degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Reports indicate that Trask’s girlfriend discovered the child pornography in a computer file. Trask was a coach at the Carolina Rapids Soccer Club where he had been working for just under a year.
The club released this statement following the incident:
Peter Trask worked at the club from May 2017 until January 5, 2018. Our highest priority is the safety of our players and we have a zero tolerance policy for any behavior that puts our players at risk. On January 5th, Peter Trask, a coach in the South Charlotte program, was immediately terminated and banned from our facilities after we were notified that his computer contained images of child pornography. We immediately contacted the authorities to file a complaint and have been working directly with CMPD and local authorities in their investigation. Once Mr. Trask was arrested on Friday, January 19, 2018 and we were cleared by the authorities to speak publicly, we immediately notified our members of the situation. The safety of our members, staff and community is our top priority and we will continue to be vigilant in this mission.