A former top fundraiser for the U.S. Olympic Committee faces child-pornography charges in Connecticut.

John F. Krimsky Jr., 68, pleaded not guilty in state court earlier this week to four counts, including promoting a minor in an obscene performance, criminal attempt at possession of child pornography and third-degree possession of child pornography.

The arrest resulted from a 2005 tip from the New York Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which prompted an investigation that found Krimsky had traded child-pornography images with another person, state police said.

Investigators seized his home computers and found 329 images that appeared to be child pornography. Some were of children who appeared to be between ages 5 to 15 posing or involved in sexual acts, according to a warrant for his arrest. He was released on $50,000 bond and is due back in court Dec. 20.

Investigators found that an e-mail address registered to Krimsky was used to send images of children engaged in sexual acts to a Wallingford, Conn., couple's e-mail address. Investigators found similar images on that couple's computer.

High Schools

* Jurors in Somerset (N.J.) County convicted the former coach of a Roman Catholic high school's girls basketball team of sexually assaulting a player. But the panel of nine men and three women acquitted Pamela Balogh of the most serious charge, aggravated sexual assault. The former coach at Immaculata High School was found guilty on four counts: aggravated criminal sexual contact, sexual assault, child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Balogh faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced. A sentencing date was not set.

* Penn-Trafford (Pa.) High School has suspended its wrestling program for 2 weeks and Connellsville Area High School is postponing matches because some athletes have a virus known as "mat herpes."

Sport Stops

* The Masters golf tournament said it would televise its Par 3 Contest for the first time and allow its season ticketholders to bring one child free of charge.

* Matt Skelton (21-1) will challenge Ruslan Chagaev (22-0-1) for the WBA heavyweight title Jan. 19 in Duesseldorf, Germany.

* Renault was not penalized despite being found guilty of having confidential information about Formula One rival McLaren. In September, McLaren was fined $100 million for using confidential data from Ferrari.

* Robert "Red" Byron, the first driver to win a NASCAR points championship, is among a diverse group to be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. The six-person Class of 2008 also includes Art Arfons, Bill "Grumphy" Jenkins, Frank Kurtis, Everett "Cotton" Owens and Ralph Seagraves. They will be enshrined on April 24. *