A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Moshe Michael Imel, age 51, of Owings, Maryland, with five counts of production of child pornography involving two minor victims.
Imel previously coached a high school football team in Charles County and a youth football team in Prince George’s County.
The indictment was returned yesterday. Imel will have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt at a later date.
Imel remains detained on separate State charges.According to the five-count indictment, during two months in 2018, Imel persuaded, enticed and coerced a victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct in order to produce images documenting the sexually explicit conduct.
Similarly, the indictment alleges that on three occasions during one month in 2020, Imel made similar transgressions with a second victim.
Law enforcement believes there may be other victims.
If convicted, Imel faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison for each of the five counts of production of child pornography.