HOUSTON The wrestling coach at St. Thomas High School has been arrested on child porn charges.
Gordon Daniel Oehmig, 29, was taken into custody Thursday following a month-long investigation. He is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography.
Investigators with the Houston-Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched Oehmig s Montrose home and seized several computers, a server and digital storing devices.
They say they found more than 1,000 images and video files of young children engaged in sex acts. The cases in which he is charged involved photos of girls and boys, ranging from 1 to 9 years old, who are being sexually abused by adults.
They say Oehmig shared child porn at least 950 times from May until September.
Of that, the vast majority of it was male. We pulled off about 21 images of videos, 2 of which were toddlers, said J.T. Roscoe with HPD.
St. Thomas issued a statement Friday saying Oehmig has resigned.
Before he became coach at St. Thomas, Oehmig was an assistant coach at Episcopal High School.
Oehmig has also worked with children at other schools and was an instructor at the Paradigm Training Center on South Rice Avenue. A manager there wouldn t comment other than to say Oehmig no longer works there.
Police say there s no evidence that Oehmig molested children himself, but they advise parents of children who came in contact with him, to talk with them just in case.
His risk level is definitely escalated with his ability to have constant contact, and have contact in a manner that is OK to have physical contact with a child, said HPD officer J.T. Roscoe. We ask that parents sit down with their kids.
Neighbors in Oehmig s Montrose neighborhood say he keeps to himself.
He leaves early in the morning and he comes home late. And if his car is in the driveway, he s in the house, said Viki Anderson. I never see him. He s got housekeepers that come and yard men, but he s never home.
The neighbor next door is really freaked out. She s got young children, said Gary Anderson. Poor guy, he needs some help.