Camp Fitch's former executive director has pleaded guilty to possessing images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

Matthew Poese made that plea Monday in the U.S. Western District Court of Pennsylvania.

According to the court documents, from around November 2018 until about June 2019, Poese knowingly possessed and accessed with intent to view visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit content. 

The court records show that Poese allegedly had the explicit content on a cell phone, a hard drive and a network storage area. 

His sentencing is set for December 9. 

According to the YMCA website, each year, more than 16,000 people visit the resident summer camp on the shores of Lake Erie between Erie, Pennsylvania, and the Ohio State Line.

In a letter sent out to all Camp Fitch parents back in July, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Youngstown, Thomas Gacse, said Poese's employment with Camp Fitch had been terminated. 

Gacse also said that "all pre-employment checks conducted on Poese came back clean, and he had no previous record or any other cause for concern in his background, nor has he had any disciplinary issues during his tenure with Camp Fitch." 

"We take our responsibility to you and your children very seriously," Gacse said. "We have a series of measures in place to keep kids safe, including thorough background checks on all employees and required staff training on recognizing and preventing child abuse." 

Gacse emphasized that Poese's charge does not involve any of the YMCA's campers, nor do they have any evidence that Poese acted inappropriately with any of the campers with Camp Fitch. 

Those who had questions about the case were asked to call the Erie branch of the FBI at (814)-452-4516.