Youth Basketball Coach Investigated for Child Pornography

MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) – A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach has left his organization amid a criminal investigation into secret video recordings of nude teenagers.

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Amateur Athletic Union announced Thursday that 42-year-old Greg Stephen is no longer with the traveling organization.

The Division of Criminal Investigation served a search warrant Thursday at Stephen’s homes in Monticello and Delhi. Investigators said they were looking for evidence of child pornography and invasion of privacy.

Stephen has not been charged.

An affidavit says a source gave police an electronic storage device obtained earlier from his home that contained “video clips of young, non-adult male individuals disrobing” in a hotel bathroom.

Stephen’s father, Roger, says his son hasn’t done anything wrong and “this isn’t the way it looks.”

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is seeking any information regarding this investigation. Members of the public with information or parents with questions or information should call 563-284-9506.