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Coach sentenced for sex images Neal Putnam | Sat, May 24 2014 12:00 PM

A Chula Vista man who once served as a volunteer hockey coach has pleaded guilty to possession of images of minors engaged in sexual activity on his computer.

Gregory Stewart Eagles, 54, will be sentenced June 13 in U.S. District Court in San Diego. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, but will likely receive a much lesser sentence.

Eagles, who owns a business in Chula Vista, remains free on $75,000 bond. He is no longer affiliated with the hockey program.

Court documents allege he posed as a juvenile on the Internet and sent files containing child pornography to a man who was under investigation for the same offense in another state. The offense is a violation of interstate commerce.

Eagles was originally charged in Chula Vista Superior Court on Oct. 7, 2013, but that case was dismissed after he was charged Jan. 3 in U.S. District Court. He is not accused of molesting anyone.

A California state search warrant was served on his residence on Sept. 30 and a thumb drive plugged into his bedroom computer was seized. It contained images that depicted minors engaging in sexual acts, according to the charges.

He pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate William Gallo last month and U.S. Judge Barry Moskowitz will sentence him.

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