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A decorated Florida police officer was on Thursday arrested on charges that he uploaded child pornography to a social media app, according to the report.
St. Petersburg officer, as He Enhoffer appeared in court Thursday on a charge of possession and distribution of child pornography, the Tampa Bay’s Fox 13 reported, citing court documents.
The officials have started an investigation in July, just after someone with the username “thehoff727” upload exploits the images of children on an unspecified social media, an app, a complaint said.
Officer Matthew Enhoffer facing federal child pornography charges.
(Approx. The Petersburg Police Department)
After obtaining a search warrant, police reportedly raided Enhoffer’s home on Sept. 11, the use of a MacBook, with images of child pornography, and the messages with an unknown person and to discuss those images.
“When a police officer takes the oath, he or she takes the oath, that they will go to in order to protect the citizens there,” especially with our youth,” to St. Petersburg police chief Anthony Holloway said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. “Today, an Officer Enhoffer tarnished our badge.”
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He added, “We’re talking about here, and if this claim is true, and I don’t want him to be here.”
Enhoffer on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation, Fox 13 reported.
As a lawyer, as the representatives of the Enhoffer not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
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The department had been Enhoffer with a Medal of Valor for his actions in response to an armed suspect in June 2015, WFTS reported.
The charges came less than a month after the FBI arrested by the police in Margate, Fla., at the expense, of the possession of child pornography.