Oakland pedophile soccer coach sentenced

February 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A former girls soccer coach from Martinez has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for exchanging pornographic pictures of children as young as 3 years old. A federal judge in Oakland sentenced 43-year-old Kenneth John Gibson, a former vice president at Wells Fargo Bank, to 135 months in prison on Friday.

Gibson was identified as a suspect when police in Tennessee were investigating the theft of a convicted sex offender's laptop computer.

Investigators say Gibson traded sexually explicit images of children with the sex offender.

Gibson's attorney has said his client had no criminal history and never engaged in any sexual conduct with other children or his own.