After-School Basketball Coach Arrested for Trying to Get Teen to Film Pornographic Videos: Cops

Michael Frank Barberan faces charges including procuring a person under 18 for prostitution

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 10:08 PM EDT
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After-school basketball coach Michael Frank Barberan, 41, was arrested for trying to get a teenage boy to film him in pornographic videos, authorities said Tuesday. South Miami Police Major Rene Landa discussed the case.

After-school basketball coach Michael Frank Barberan, 41, was arrested for trying to get a teenage boy to film him in pornographic videos, authorities said Tuesday. South Miami Police Major Rene Landa discussed the case.

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A after-school basketball coach was arrested for trying to get a teenage boy to film him in pornographic videos, authorities said Tuesday.

Michael Frank Barberan, 41, faces charges of procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and exposing a minor to harmful motion pictures, exhibitions, shows, presentations or representatives. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney

Authorities said Barberan met the boy on Facebook. The boy was a basketball player at a local school and Barberan runs a basketball camp, South Miami Police said. Over time, Barberan would pick the boy up after school and take him to parks to play basketball, authorities said.

At some point, Barberan began to talk to the boy about sex and told him he was an escort, authorities said. Barberan told the the boy he could make extra money by filming him in pornographic videos with another man, which could be sold, authorities said.

Police said Barberan admitted to authorities that he offered the boy a way to make extra money by performing sexual acts.

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