Bodybuilding coach accused of sexually exploiting children
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A Charlottesville-based virtual bodybuilding coach is facing multiple child exploitation charges.
According to a release, 33-year-old Elliott Atwell has been indicted on four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of enticing a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity, and one count of child pornography possession.
The federal indictment was handed up last week and unsealed on Tuesday.
It claims that between December 2013 and April 2020, Atwell enticed at least six minors to record themselves engaging in sexually explicit conduct and then send the recordings to him.
This investigation is ongoing with assistance from the FBI.
Anyone with information associated with this case or who knows someone who may have been victimized by this person is asked to contact the FBI at (800) 225-5324.