Man arrested for alleged inappropriate online contact with juvenile
LITTLE CHUTE (WLUK) -- A Suamico man has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online contact with a juvenile.
Fox Valley Metro police say Garrett Heder, 23, had ongoing contacts with the victim. Investigators are recommending six felony counts of representations depicting nudity and 11 misdemeanor counts of exposing a child to harmful material.
No formal charges have been filed. Heder was released after posting a $10,000 cash bond.
Police did not release any information about the victim, except to say that he or she lives in the department's jurisdiction, which covers Little Chute and Kimberly. There was no in-person contact, police said.
Heder was a volunteer assistant coach with the Bay Port High School wrestling team. Howard-Suamico school district officials say they revoked his status as a coach Tuesday afternoon upon learning of his arrest. The school district has prohibited him from contacting students or being on school district grounds.
The district released the following statement:
The Fox Cities Metro Police Department notified the district Tuesday, February 6 of the impending arrest of Garrett Heder, a volunteer coach with the Bay Port High School wrestling program. Heder completed a successful background check before beginning his work with the team, in accordance with district policy. As a volunteer coach, Heder assisted the Bay Port High School wrestling coaching staff at practices and competitions this season.
We have no indication that any of the alleged criminal activity took place on district grounds, using district resources, or involving district students. We remain in contact with the Fox Cities Metro Police Department in order to provide assistance as needed.
As the investigation continues, anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Brandon Stahmann at (920) 788-7505 or email@example.com.