CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Parents and soccer players met at Holyoke Catholic High School Friday morning to talk about their coach, who was arrested on child porn allegations.
Springfield Diocese Spokesman Mark DuPont told 22News the families met with federal agents to discuss the findings of their investigation and counseling resources that are available to anyone who may need it.
Parents are encouraged to talk to their daughters in order to find out if there are any more victims.
School leaders are also reaching out to former soccer players.
Friday morning's meeting took place at the high school. School was closed Friday for unrelated reasons.
Michael DuPont , 36, formerly of Westfield, but currently of Chicopee was arrested Thursday morning at his home.
According to a criminal complaint, on Dec. 26th, 2012, Vermont State Police were contacted by a victim's mother, who reported that on Dec. 19th, 2012, she inadvertently discovered inappropriate e-mail correspondence between her minor child and another individual.
According to the complaint, agents met with "Minor A" who told them that in October 2012, she was contacted by an individual named "Mike" in a ‘chatroom' who indicated he was a 37-year old soccer coach in Massachusetts. "Minor A" told "Mike" that she was 14 years old. It is alleged that "Minor A" also communicated with "Mike" via webcam when she was asked to "put on a show" over the webcam for him. Agents later identified "Mike" as Michael DuPoint.
If convicted DuPont faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison, to be followed by mandatory minimum of five years and maximum life term of supervised release.
Mark DuPont is not related to Michael DuPont.