Florida Gymnastics Instructor Faces Child Pornography Charges

Hassan Jawad of Deerfield Beach was arrested after a month-long investigation that included him sharing images and video of child pornography, according to The Broward Sheriff's Office.

BSO detectives discovered the footage of young boys engaging in sex acts with other boys and men in January. Investigators believe there could be other victims who have not come forward yet.

Jawad worked as an instructor at Twister Gymnastics in Boca Raton when he was arrested. He previously worked at New England Academy of Gymnastics in Marlborough, Massachusetts, from 2015 to 2017.

"I never suspected anything, none of the coaches ever suspected anything, so today has been really devastating and we're angry about it," said Sara Shugars, director of operations at Twister Gymnastics.

If you have additional information about the suspect, contact Det. Jennifer Mongomery at 954-888-5239. Anonymous tips can go through Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Photo courtesy of The Broward County Sheriffs Office

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