A Grand Jury in Gloucester County indicted Mr. Christopher Ferrari, 26, of Oaklyn on multiple counts of Manufacturing Explicit Images of Minors and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
According to the charges, on October 8, 2019, Ferrari sent and requested explicit images via social media to underage boys who he met through the South Jersey Elite Baron’s Soccer Youth Program, where he was employed as a coach.
Officials say The South Jersey Elite Baron’s Soccer Youth Program has been very cooperative in assisting with the investigation. Ferrari is no longer affiliated with the Baron’s Program.
The grand jury returned an indictment on March 31st for the original criminal charges and added additional charges after the investigation led to more victims' identification.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.
If anyone believes their child may be a victim of Ferrari’s or you have concerns regarding any contact he may have had with children, they are asked to contact Lieutenant Stacie Lick of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 856-384-5608.