Published On: Sat, Apr 4th, 2015

Boca Youth Baseball Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges

By Jason Schwartz

A 41-year-old Boca Raton youth baseball coach was arrested and faces two dozen counts of child pornography charges, according to an arrest report.

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives working with South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children arrested Daniel Scott Saull, 41, on Jan. 9 as part of a three-month investigation, deputies said.

Investigators searched his Coral Springs home and found videos and pictures of mostly girls ranging in age from 1 to 12 years old engaging in sexual activity with adults and other children, according to the arrest report.

Investigators also found cannabis and two glass pipes containing cannabis residue, deputies said.

Saull is facing 24 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of compiling computer pornography. Deputies said he also faces charges for possession of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia related to the marijuana found in his home.

Several electronic devises were seized from Saull’s home and will undergo forensic exams, which may result in additional charges, deputies said.

Saull is the only occupant of the home at 11560 Northwest 56th Drive, Apt. 107, Coral Springs.

Boca Raton Assistant City Manager Mike Woika said Saull was a volunteer coach with his son’s youth baseball team as part of the city’s youth baseball program. He was not paid and was only involved with his son’s team, which met from February to May 2014, Woika told the Sun-Sentinel.

He said the city does background checks on everyone involved in its youth sports programs, and officials have no reason to think any children involved in the league were harmed.

“We’re looking into it ourselves,” Woika told the newspaper.

Saull’s name also allegedly came up during a Homeland Security child porn investigation in 2004, according to official documents.

No additional information on that case was available, sheriff’s officials said.

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