A Utah State Prison inmate is under investigation for allegedly posing as a retired U.S. Navy SEAL Team 4 member to receive financial assistance, according to a newly unsealed search warrant affidavit.

Eric Robert Purdy, 41, has not been arrested or charged in connection with the investigation. But Purdy, who has been convicted in the past of theft by deception, forgery and theft, and was paroled from the Utah State Prison in June of 2013, did have his parole revoked two weeks ago and remained in prison Monday.

According to a search warrant filed in 5th District Court, an Adult Probation and Parole officer conducting a check of Purdy’s laptop found evidence of child pornography.

“This was especially concerning because Mr. Purdy had been coaching a female children’s soccer league earlier this year,” the warrant states.


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