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State senator charged with having child porn: prosecutor

Posted On: Sep 18, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Folmer is facing charges of possession of child pornography, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday in a news release.
Authorities found images of child pornography on the Republican senator's phone after executing a search warrant Tuesday inside his Lebanon, Pennsylvania, home, the release said.
CNN has reached out to Folmer's office for comment.
An investigation was launched after a tip reported that Tumblr had discovered a user who uploaded an image of child pornography using the application, the release said. Further investigation led to Folmer's home, it said.
“This defendant serves as a state Senator and was entrusted to honor and represent his community in the Pennsylvania Capitol,” Shapiro said in a statement.
Folmer was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility.
“I will continue to say it - no one is above the law, no matter what position of power they hold,” Shapiro...

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