Complaint: former coach sexted undercover officer posing as teen

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A former volunteer wrestling coach at Bayport High School has been charged with 10 felonies in connection to an online child sex sting.

The counts against Garrett B. Heder, 23, are:

Solicit Intimate Representation from Minor (two counts)
Expose Child to Harmful Descriptions (five counts)
Expose Child to Harmful Material (three counts)

A criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News states Heder reached out to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl on the social media app Whisper.

On Sept. 14, 2017, the undercover officer was posing as a girl named "Hayleigh" when Heder engaged in sexual conversation. The officer said he made it clear to Heder that he was speaking to a 14-year-old girl.

In once message, Heder asked for a picture of the teen and said "I wanna see my little girls body," according to the complaint.

Heder stopped talking to "Hayleigh", but the conversation continued in December.

On Dec. 16-17, Heder sent sexually charged messages to "Hayleigh" and talked about taking the girl's virginity.

Heder sent four photos of genitals and photos of his face.

On Dec. 27-28, the undercover officer was posting as a different persona, a 14-year-old girl named "Ella." Heder messaged "Ella."

In these messages, he tells the officer, who he believes to be the 14-year-old Ella, that he coaches wrestling at Bayport.

Heder talks about taking the girl's virginity.

"Heder sent multiple photographs of his penis to 'Ella', who Heder believed to be a 14-year-old girl," reads the criminal complaint.

Heder also left a sexually graphic message for "Ella" on voicemail.

On Dec. 30, Heder sent "Ella" a video of himself engaged in a sexual act.

On Feb. 6, investigators interviewed Heder at Bayport High School.

"Heder stated that he knew that officers wanted to speak with him because he was talking with underage girls on the internet," reads the criminal complaint.

Heder told investigators that he had been talking with two underage girls and that he had sent numerous nude photos and a video.

Heder told officials that he believe he's a "sex addict," according to the complaint.

"Heder stated that he has communicated with hundreds of girls on various online social media applications," reads the complaint.

Heder had been a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Bay Port High School since November 2017.

The district says Heder's volunteer status was revoked following his arrest. He is not allowed to have contact with district students or be on district grounds.

The Howard-Suamico School District says there are no indications that any criminal activity involved district students.

Heder's expected to make a court appearance on March 1.



 
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