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Child Porn Found On Phone Of Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Folmer

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A state senator in Pennsylvania, US, has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to the state attorneys general office.

Republican state senator Mike Folmer was arrested on Tuesday night after images of child pornography were found on his phone after police searched his home.

The 63-year-old who represents parts of Lebanon, Dauphin and York counties was under investigation after the authorities received a tip that an individual had uploaded an image of child pornography to social media site Tumblr.

According to reports in the Independent, bosses at Tumblr approached the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in February.

The site is said to have informed the organisation that a user had uploaded at least one image containing alleged child sexual abuse in December 2017.

After cops obtained a warrant and searched his address, they allegedly found at least two indecent images of minors on his mobile phone.

Folmer was charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility, attorney general Josh Shapiros office said in a statement.

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As per USA Today, Shapiro said:

Michael Folmer stated that he had been dealing with some personal problems/issues and that he had received child pornography through his Tumblr blog.

I will continue to say it – no one is above the law, no matter what position of power they hold.

I will continue to work to protect children and hold those who abuse them accountable.

Its reported Folmers bail has been set at $25,000, however at the time of reporting it was unclear as to whether he had posted it, the attorney generals office said.

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