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'It's grooming': High school coach accused of soliciting nude photos from underage girls and paying them up to $75 per pic

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A high school security guard and part-time basketball coach in a school district located along the southeastern coast of Florida has been arrested for allegedly requesting nude photos from underage girls on a social media app and then paying them up to $75 in exchange.

According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, Alton Edwards has harassed several teenage girls by contacting them on the social media platform Snapchat and soliciting naked pictures of them. He then paid the teenagers anywhere from $5 to $75 per image. Police believe that most of the girls Edwards contacted are either 15 or 16 years old. At least seven teenagers have come forward and claimed that they participated in Edwards' scheme.

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