Saturday, July 24, 2010

Maryland State Trooper Facing Child Porn Charges

Crime reporter Peter Hermann of the Baltimore Sun reports that this guy (pic, left), Maryland State Trooper, Bruce Tucker is charged by prosecutors with possessing thousands of pornographic images of children:

"A Maryland State Trooper faces felony charges of possessing child pornography after more than 3,000 images were found on his computer, a Baltimore County Police spokesman said.  Investigators say Bruce Allen Tucker, 47, of Esplanade Court in Owings Mills, had received and exchanged images of child pornography, including male and female children performing sex acts, posing nude and performing oral sex. He was arrested July 16 and released after posting $50,000 bail.

State Police spokeswoman Elena Russo said Tucker has been suspended without pay.  According to the statement of charges, the investigation began in March. All the exchanges occurred while Tucker was off-duty, said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County Police spokesman.

Here are more details from county police, who did not mention in a release that Tucker was a state trooper:

Baltimore County Police arrested Bruce Allen Tucker, 47, of Esplanade Court in Baltimore County. On July 16, he was arrested and charged with numerous child pornography charges to include possession of child pornography, possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, and the distribution and possession of obscene matter.   Police investigation revealed that Tucker received and exchanged numerous images of child pornography over a period of several months. he images depicted pubescent male and female children nude performing sex acts, posing nude in a state of arousal, performing oral sex, and posing nude.

Tucker used the screen names and [charming]

Bruce Allen Tucker was released after posting bail in the amount of $50,000.
If you get a strange email, beware, Trooper Tucker is on the loose. 

I now only feel obligated to send along the accounts of these child porn arrests if there is something particularly unusual in  the story.  The purpose of continuing to pass along these stories it to marshal the evidence for the proposition that the compulsion to look at child pronograpy, knows no boundary.

Be disgusted.

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