A trainer at a Stamford gym, who also worked part time as a lifeguard at the New Canaan YMCA, was charged Wednesday evening with allegedly enticing a juvenile girl to take lewd videos of herself and send them to him, police said.
Henry Moy, 23, of 167 W. Cedar St., Norwalk, was charged by Stamford police with risk of injury to a child, use of a computer to entice a child and employing a minor in an obscene performance.
Moy was released after posting a $100,000 court appearance bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at the Stamford courthouse Feb. 11.
A YMCA spokesman said Moy was hired in November and has been suspended, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Lt. Dedrich Hohn said the father made a complaint to police on Tuesday after he looked at his daughter's cellphone and saw sexually charged texts and videos that she allegedly sent to her gym coach.
Hohn said Moy received hundreds of texts and videos from the girl.
Hohn declined to say where Moy worked because the gym was extremely cooperative after they were notified of the criminal investigation and had no idea what had been going on between the two.
Police called Moy in to police headquarters early Wednesday evening on a ruse and confiscated his cellphone, which will be looked at to determine if he kept the pictures of the girl. If police find any of those pictures, Moy can be additionally charged with possession of child pornography.
Hohn said it was clear in the texts that he was encouraging her to film herself and send him the videos.
"In the texts that we recovered, it showed he was enticing her to do sexual acts and filming them and sending them to him ... It was kind of like he was a director," Hohn said.
Police are now trying to figure out if Moy had sex with the girl.
"As of right now, she is saying there was nothing more than texting," said Hohn, adding that investigators are looking into how far the relationship went.