BELFAST — A grand jury indicted Joshua Pedrick, 33, for possessing sexually explicit materials of a minor May 17. Pedrick was the varsity boy’s basketball coach this past season for the Islesboro Central School.

Pedrick is accused of possessing and uploading 24 photos and videos of children under 12 engaging in sexual acts from Oct. 30, 2022, to Nov. 3, 2022. The Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit began investigating him after it received a Dec. 19, 2022, cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to court documents.


Kendra Caruso has reported for The Republican Journal since summer 2019. She graduated from the University of Maine in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She has won awards for her reporting and photography from Maine Press Association.

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