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Former Montana police chief pleads guilty to distributing child porn on social media

Added 12-08-21 11:25:02am EST - “A former police chief in Montana is facing up to 20 years in prison for sharing child pornography through social media.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Former Montana police chief pleads guilty to distributing child porn on social media”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A former police chief in Montana is facing up to 20 years in prison for sharing child pornography through social media.

William Harrington, who served more than 12 years with the East Helena Police Department, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to distributing sexually illicit images starting in 2019, the same year he was promoted to chief.

The FBI launched an investigation into Harrington in September 202,0 after an FBI agent received a tip from Facebook, alleging his account shared a graphic photo of a girl who was about 10 years old. Further probing revealed the ex-chief shared several images of pornography with another Facebook account, later determined to belong to his girlfriend, between November 2019 and August 2020.

More than a dozen of the images appeared to feature minors in their early teens, according to court records.

Harrington was placed on leave in February after the city learned of a sexual assault allegation against him and he resigned a month later.

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