Using the alias of “Lucie” and provocative photos of a blonde woman, the trainer lured at least 15 young people into sending him lewd photos and videos of themselves, the Tribune de Genéve reported online on Wednesday.
To obtain even more images of his victims — exclusively adolescents — he blackmailed them by threatening to publish intimate images on the internet, the newspaper said in a report.
And the suspect got at least one of the victims to perform oral sex for him, the report said.
His “Lucie” Facebook page has garnered more than 456 “friends”.
The victims discovered so far who have reportedly sent dozens of photos and videos to the accused, include two under the age of 16 who filed a complaint last year with the support of their parents, the Tribune de Genève said.
Three young people between 16 and 18 years old were also victimized.
Some of them are members of the sports club where the coach oversaw small children, the Tribune said.
The man has been detained since the end of last year while the investigation continues.
He was found out when he met with a boy and told him that he knew “Lucie”, encouraging him to send her videos of himself engaged in sexual activities.
The coach then offered to make it easier for him by offering to participate in the video, which led the boy performing oral sex on him four times, the Tribune said.
The accused regrets what happened, according to his lawyers, who told the newspaper that their client “collapsed in prison and is now taking sleeping pills and antidepressants”.