EMPORIA, Kan (KSNT) – A gymnastic coach in Emporia has been arrested after being accused of producing child pornography.
Omaha police said 27-year-old Bryce Fogg is accused of taking photos and video of a 14-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman while working at Premier Gymnastics in Omaha, Nebraska. Fogg was arrested in Emporia Thursday. The former coach had moved from Omaha to Emporia in May, to be a coach at Sunflower Gymnastics.
“I had a TV station up in Nebraska give us a call and asked if I was aware of the report. I was not. They forwarded it to me. I got that in my hands and I immediately went over to Mr. Bryce’s home and fired him,” said David Doemland, owner of Sunflower Gymnastics.
Doemland said Fogg passed all the necessary background checks and was in good standing with USA Gymnastics.
After he fired him, Doemland said he immediately informed parents.
“I let them know that the safety of our kids at the gym is number one and that we’re very upset about this whole situation,” said Doemland.
Doemland said the response he’s had from parents has been positive. Sharon Saueressig has been bringing her daughter to Sunflower for years and she’s not planning to stop.
“I’ve never felt unsafe in this gym. My daughter has never felt unsafe in this gym,” said Saueressig.
Doemland said he had Emporia Police sweep his gym to see if Fogg had left any cameras behind. No cameras were found.
Omaha Police said Fogg will face misdemeanor charges when he returns to Nebraska.