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Gymnastics coach arrested for possession, manufacturing child sexual abuse material

LAKE HIAWATHA, NJ (Morris County) – The New Jersey State Police arrested a gymnastics coach from Morris County for allegedly manufacturing and possessing child sexual abuse material.

Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, along with members of the Division of Criminal Justice, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations-Newark Division began investigating Nicholas Adair, 24, of Lake Hiawatha in January 2022 for possession of child sexual abuse material after receiving referrals from other law enforcement agencies, state police said.

During the investigation, detectives discovered Adair was a gymnastics coach for juvenile girls and was capturing inappropriate pictures during practices and competitions, state police said.

On March 30, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit executed a search warrant at Adair’s residence and arrested him. As a result, detectives seized his cell phone which contained multiple files of child sexual abuse material, state police said.

Adair was charged with manufacturing and possession of child sexual abuse material. He is detained in the Morris County Jail pending trial, state police said.

This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who may have been a victim or has any information pertaining to this case is asked to email Anonymous tips are welcome.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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