Somerset County, NJ coach taped naked minors in shower, cops say
BRANCHBURG — A township man has been accused of secretly videotaping two naked minors who were showering in a private residence.
Rolland Colis was arrested in January and faces several charges of creating and possessing child pornography, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
Federal agents contacted the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in January.
The FBI had discovered the images after an unrelated October investigation, the criminal complaint against Colis says.
A follow-up search by county law enforcement found further evidence supporting the initial discovery.
Colis has been involved as a youth coach in Branchburg for travel soccer, basketball, lacrosse and briefly, baseball, according to his LinkedIn account.
He has been suspended from the travel soccer program since the fall.
"In October this matter was reported to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, as well as NJ Youth Soccer, and the Center temporarily suspended Mr. Colis. As a result, Mr. Colis remains suspended from the club," a program representative said in response to New Jersey 101.5 on Thursday.
"We continue to cooperate with the authorities. Out of respect for the investigation, we will have no further comment."