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Seeking release, jailed Iowa coach claims he's not a risk

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   CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A coach who ran a program for Iowa's top youth basketball players wants out of jail pending trial on charges that he secretly recorded some of them undressing.
   An attorney for ex-Iowa Barnstormers director Greg Stephen argued in a filing Tuesday that he's not a danger to the community or a flight risk.
   Stephen has been in custody since he was arrested last week on a charge of knowingly transporting child pornography.
   Court documents allege that Stephen has admitted to taking secret videos of three players disrobing in a hotel bathroom in Illinois in January.
   He's expected to appear in court Wednesday for a hearing on the government's request that he be detained until trial, which hasn't been set.
   Co-defense attorney Mark Meyer notes that Stephen has no prior criminal record, strong community ties and scored low on risk assessments.

 

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