Middletown Township officer charged with possessing child pornography

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Middletown Township, Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with possessing child pornography on Wednesday.

Brian Craig Reeves, 52, is being charged with one felony count each of sexual abuse of children and criminal use of a communication facility.

During a search of Reeves' home on June 2, authorities say numerous images depicting underage children were found on electronic devices belonging to Reeves, including on a USB drive discovered in a drawer next to his bed.

Reeves is on administrative leave from the Middletown Township Police Department.

His bail was set at $50,000 unsecured.

The Middletown Township Police Department released this statement on Reeves' arrest:

"We are aware of the serious charges that have been filed today against Officer Brian Reeves, and are now conducting an internal investigation. Officer Reeves is suspended without pay until the internal investigation is concluded and the appropriate action is taken, which we expect to happen very quickly. The horrible criminal actions of this one person do not represent what the hardworking men and women of our police department stand for, and do not reflect upon the core values of our agency or anyone associated with it."
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