Oklahoma Cop Charged with Downloading Child Pornography
On March 26, Officer Eric Buehre of the Union City Police Department was arrested and taken into custody after he allegedly downloaded child pornography. Buehre was working as a school resource officer in Union City, Oklahoma.
Buehre is facing charges of possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and using a computer to violate Oklahoma statutes, News 9 reports.
The police department was contacted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation about Buehre who was possibly downloading child pornography.
Authorities say Buehre was interviewed over several hours and was then arrested. Upon his arrest, Buehre was immediately terminated from the department.
Union City Police Department Chief Richard Stephens said the following:
“Child pornography is a terrible crime that affects every member of society. OSBI and the UCPD acted very quickly to eliminate any potential for further criminal actions in this situation.”
Buehre was transported to the Canadian County Jail where he is being held on a $55,000 bond. No other details have been released concerning Buehre's arrest.