The answer to both of those questions is Homeland Security that’s who. DHS recently arrested Port St. Lucie, Florida, police officer Michael Harding. Harding is accused of allegedly trading child porn on the smart phone messaging app Kik. I may have mentioned Kik once or twice in the past.
According to DHS, Harding used the screen name of “desthfromabovee” and is said to have posted several pornographic images and videos of underage girls. After DHS traced the Kik account back to Harding they searched his home and found two thumb drives of child porn. One even had pictures of Harding and bondage photos of prepubescent girls.
Harding has been placed on administrative leave without pay. Will small wonders never cease? He is also being held without bond.
I have great faith in our men and women in law enforcement in our country. While too many bad apples have been making the news in recent years I still believe that there are good men and women out there doing a thankless job protecting a sometimes ungrateful public. A dirty pedophile cop is the worst insult to anyone who’s ever put on the uniform and took pride in protecting the public.
Harding is looking at a maximum of twenty years in prison. If the world was just he’d receive no special treatment.