State police: Gymnastics coach took inappropriate pictures of students during practices, competitions

By: News 12 Staff

State police have arrested a gymnastics coach for allegedly taking inappropriate pictures of his students during practices and competitions.

According to authorities, Nicholas Adair, 24, of Lake Hiawatha, was arrested for allegedly manufacturing and possessing child sexual abuse material.

Authorities began investigating Adair back in January for possession of child sexual abuse material after receiving referrals from other law enforcement agencies. During the investigation, detectives discovered Adair was a gymnastics coach for juvenile females and was capturing inappropriate pictures during practices and competitions.

A search warrant was executed on March 30 at Adair's residence. He was arrested. As a result, detectives seized Adair's cellphone, which contained multiple files of child sexual abuse material.

Adair is charged with manufacturing and possession of child sexual abuse material. He is detained in the Morris County Jail pending trial.

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