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Hanford High coach held in child porn case

A Hanford High School teacher and coach was arrested by federal agents Wednesday on suspicion of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Eric Rodriguez, 33, of Hanford was taken into custody at a home in Porterville, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

Rodriguez, a physical education teacher and a coach for Hanford High's football and wrestling programs, was placed on administrative leave in April after the pornography allegations surfaced.

In late April, federal agents seized a computer from Rodriguez's home that contained 30 child pornography videos, customs officials said.

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