Married Alabama Police Officer, 48, Arrested on Child Pornography Charge ‘After Cops Found Photos of Teenager on His Phone and Computer’
- Former Bridgeport Police Officer Geoffrey Gile Booth Accused of Possessing Pornography About Person Under 17 Years Old
- Booth turned himself in almost a month after the deputies responded to a call involving the officer and his wife
- A complaint was then filed accusing Booth of storing inappropriate images on his phone and computers
- Booth had resigned as a Bridgeport officer before any delegates were called
An Alabama police officer has been arrested on charges of child pornography that stemmed from sexually explicit images of a teen allegedly discovered on his electronic devices.
Former Bridgeport police officer Geoffrey Gile Booth, 48, turned himself in on Thursday morning to face two charges of pornography possession involving a person under the age of 17.
Under state law, the charge is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $ 15,000.
Former Bridgeport police officer Geoffrey Gile Booth, 48, has been charged with possession of pornography about a person under the age of 17
Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy Rocky Harnen said an investigation into Booth began on March 9, when deputies responded to a call involving him and his wife.
The phone call sparked a complaint accusing Booth of possessing inappropriate images. Delegates said they had examined Booth’s phone and computers and found the images of someone under 17.
Harnen said he believes Booth had already stepped down as a Bridgeport officer before any delegates were called.
Jackson County jail records show that he was released three hours on Thursday on $ 5,000 bail within a few hours.
DailyMail.com reached out to the sheriff’s office for further comment on the case and awaited a response.