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article imageYork University football coach faces child luring charge

By Arthur Weinreb     Feb 23, 2013 in Crime
Toronto - A volunteer football coach at Toronto's York University was arrested after it was alleged he began an improper relationship with a 16-year-old boy.
According to Toronto Police Service [PDF], Daniel Younis, 24, was arrested on Thursday. He faces one count of luring a child under the age of 18 years and a further charge of attempting to make child pornography.
It is alleged Younis communicated with the boy between December 2012 and February 2013 and that these communications took place on cell phones and in Internet chat rooms. It is further alleged Younis had the boy send him photographs of himself on his cell phone.
CTV News reports Younis joined the York University Lions in 2010. As well as being the team's running back coach, he was a recruiting coordinator. Although he was unpaid, the university covered his expenses when he worked to recruit players. Prior to going to York he spent three seasons with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues as the offensive line coach and in-season recruitment coach.
According to his profile on the York University Lions website, he also served as the defensive coordinator for Team Canada. His profile has since been removed from the website.
Yesterday, the university issued a statement saying they "are extremely disturbed about this very serious allegation" and announced they were suspending York's relationship with Younis pending the outcome of the police investigation. The release added the school was cooperating fully with the Toronto Police Service.
According to Det. Paul Krawczyk, since the arrest was announced other people have come forward or called Toronto police. Krawczyk said, "They are going to require investigation but I do anticipate further charges. The information we're getting back from them is concerning; this was not an isolated incident."
Younis made his first court appearance yesterday.
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