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Reaction to skating coach charged with possessing child porn

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  A Henrico figure skating instructor is behind bars accused of sharing pornographic videos of children online.

Right now,  46 year old David Loncar is only charged with one count of possession of child pornography, and two drug charges.

But police say that will soon change.

Loncar's arrest stemmed from an investigation by the Richmond Police Internet Crimes Unit.

The lead investigator says Loncar downloaded several child porn videos.

Police say they want to stress this crime does not involve any children the skating instructor worked with in Short Pump.

According to Skate Nation Plus: from 2004 until his arrest Thursday,  Loncar gave individual and group figure skating lessons as a private contractor at its rink.

"Primarily his students were adults he did have all ages but majority of his students were adults," said Skate Nation Plus owner Brad Robinson.

Richmond police say there's no evidence Loncar inappropriately touched any children, but thought parents of his younger clients should know about the allegations.

Detective Kevin Hiner says Loncar was sharing child porn videos online and that he was able to download five videos from Loncar.

"They're video of prepubescent and pubescent children engaged in sexual acts with other children as well as adult males," said Detective Hiner.

Loncar was arrested at 3600 Waterside Court.  It's his apartment in western

Henrico county.

Investigators seized 16 pieces of evidence including Loncar's computers.

"Several hard drives, several pieces of digital media thumb drives, cd's as well as a television and DVD player," said Detective Hiner.

The charge against Loncar came as a shock to Robinson.

He says Loncar is a well-liked U.S. Figure Skating registered coach who underwent annual criminal background checks.

Robinson says  his latest one this summer was clean.

"It's unfortunate and it's shocking, I'm a parent of four daughters four children myself and this is a facility I'm very comfortable bringing them to, it's unfortunate it taints the sport of figure skating or skating in general in any way," said Robinson.

Loncar remains in custody.

Investigators say he could face additional charges including distribution of child pornography.

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