Ex-Hazleton Area coach faces child pornography charges
Andre A. Alvear, 49, of East Diamond Avenue, Hazleton, was charged with 340 counts of possession of child pornography, nine counts of dissemination of child pornography and a single count of criminal use of communication facility.
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#1 Dec 24, 2009
Maybe this isn't the whole story. I've known Andre for a while and I think that perhaps this isn't the entire truth. But I mean, it's no secret that media doesn't always say everything.
#2 Dec 26, 2009
Perhaps it is not the whole truth but for the parents that he coached our kids always question him and if it was not for the fact that the asst coach being there many of the girls would have quit. It is really bad that you get a gut feeling about someone and then later they are arrested for your greatest fear. They also did not say what he was in the mental hospital, seems like there is alot that we did not know.
#3 Jan 7, 2010
I was on his team in high school and I never got any weird feelings. All the girls in my year loved him and he was hilarious. And if you kids always questioned him why did you let them continue playing? If anything that's your fault.
#4 Feb 6, 2013
He was a fantastic coach and friend. I would often go to his games with him and sit in awe how heroic he seemed to me when he coached the girls. He coached my sister and her friends. He coached all sorts of people. He was a friendly coach, a kind coach, and a coach that believed in his players. He looked at his girls like daughters and friends more than anything. If anyone can say they got a "feeling" about him it's probably because he was the type of coach who would rather make a person laugh and believe in themselves than beat a person down to get their skills out and on the field. A few years have passed since his sentencing but when he gets out I'm sure he will be just as a good a father and friend as he was before, and a even better coach on life for my siblings and myself. I can't apologize for his actions because, frankly, this was a surprise to my family as well. It was a mistake, though, remember that. A mistake. Something to be forgiven. Something that never interfered with his relationship with any minor. He was a good man to the core and still is, but like any human being had skeletons in his closet that were brought out and now need to be forgiven. Forgiven. That's all. He's paying for his actions by being kept away from myself, my sister and my brother: his children. He's learned more about love and faith and trust in this experience than anyone I've ever heard of in my life. So before anyone keeps a dirty image of him in their mind, think of this: take the skeletons out of your closet from the time you were very young until now. See what the world says about you. See how many forgive you. But see the kind of learned human being you become.
#5 Feb 7, 2013
So you are saying you modeled for some of the photos?
#6 Feb 8, 2013
Obviously not. I don't see where you would even get that idea.
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