A San Diego teacher/coach is arrested and federally charged on suspicion of child pornography distribution.
On Monday, the Office of the U.S. Attorney Southern District of California’s Director of Media Relations Kelly Thornton confirmed the reason for his July 13 arrest by F.B.I. officials at his home.
The male suspect is Daniel Dasko, 30, and he's being charged with the distribution of explicit content displaying minors engaging in sexual conduct.
The 30-year-old was a teacher's aide, sub teacher and a hockey coach for the youth at the elementary and middle school level in San Diego, according to the U.S. Attorney Office.
However, officials did not point out which school(s) the male suspect worked at during the time of the alleged actions.
U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman spoke on the matter saying that they will continue to protect kids from predators in the internet that use devices to target underaged minors.
“There is nothing more important than keeping our children safe from sexual abuse and exploitation,” U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman stated. “Social media makes this a very challenging endeavor, but we will do everything in our power to protect kids from online predators who use technology to target and trick them.”
San Diego Ice Arena is where Daniel Dasko worked outside of teaching, which is where he coached minors of elementary and middle school level.
The Ice Arena released a statement regarding Dasko's arrest, stating that when Dasko had a clear background check when he went through the initial hiring process as a youth coach.
“Dasko served as a coach of two in-house 12U teams. While he had very limited interaction with anyone beyond those teams, we felt it appropriate to notify all parents. Also, SDIA follows the procedures to assure that volunteers and employees take the Safesport training and are background screened. Dan Dasko went through both and nothing showed up on his background check,” SDIA’s statement read.
Officials urge anyone with information on the matter to get in contact with the F.B.I. San Diego Field Office by calling at 858-320-1800, or submit an anonymous tip on their website tips.fbi.gov.