The only problem? There was NO 13-year-old girl online: it was a fat, bald middle-aged cop pretending to be a young girl. But that was enough to fool Marc N. Greenberg, girls basketball coach at Chaminade Julienne High School in Ohio. Eventually he got so caught up in the ruse that he actually bought a plane ticket to New York (where the girl supposed lived) in order to have sex with her.
The conversations became more sexually explicit as time passed “as he persistently suggested and requested that (the investigator) perform sexual acts for his own gratification,” according to an affidavit filed in federal court May 1. Investigators traced the bballguy5555 screen name, as well as the screen name firstname.lastname@example.org, to Greenberg’s office.
Last month, Greenberg told an undercover investigator posing online as a 13-year-old girl from New York that he had purchased airline tickets to fly there to meet the girl for sex, according to an affidavit filed in support of the federal obscenity charges against him.
But Greenberg never made the trip. He told the investigator his wife had discovered a credit card bill with the airline charges and asked him about it. Greenberg said he told his wife the credit card had been stolen and he had canceled the trip, according to the affidavit.
CJ girls basketball coach caught in sex sting [Dayton Daily News]