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NEW THIS MORNING: FBI may get involved in child porn investigation

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation may ask the FBI for help in investigating a former basketball coach suspected of collecting child pornography.

A DCI investigator told the AP they haven't asked the FBI for help yet, but that might be an angle they take.

42-year-old Greg Stephen is under investigation after a contractor allegedly found a camera with video of boys in a hotel room getting undressed.

Stephen's father told the AP this week that there was no problem and the allegations were "fake news".

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An eastern Iowa youth basketball coach is at the center of a criminal investigation into secret video recordings of nude teenagers.

The Division of Criminal Investigation served a search warrant for both of 42-year-old Greg Stephen's homes. They said they were looking for evidence of child pornography and invasion of privacy.

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Amateur Athletic Union took to twitter this week writing, "Effective immediately Greg Stephen is no longer a part of our Barnstormers Basketball Organization." Stephen co-founded the team.

Court documents point out a recording device with more than 100 explicit video clips were found at Stephen's home in Monticello. According to an affidavit files on the video camera showed  "young, non-adult male individuals disrobing to the point of nudity."

Court documents note they were not aware they were being recorded.

The documents go on to say a contractor doing work a Stephen's home found the video camera in his bathroom. The contractor told authorities they were working in the Southhaven Drive home when they noticed a recorder with video capabilities that appeared to have clips of boys showering in a hotel.

After handing over the evidence to authorities, they issued a search warrant and searched both Stephen's Monticello and Delhi homes.

Police say they took a smoke detector with a possible camera inside, two hard-drives, a camera and nearly 10 cellphones from Stephen's Delhi property. From his Monticello home they took laptops, security cameras, and a hard drive.

So far, Stephen has not been charged, but investigators say they're looking for evidence of child pornography and invasion of privacy.

Stephen's former basketball team took to social media again yesterday saying, "we are all shocked and devastated by this news. All current and former players who experienced anything should contact the DCI."

Among the video clips found, the affidavit states there were folders that were labeled with names on the video camera.
 

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