A constable is charged with sending obscene photographs of a child to another person by email.
James H. Wible, 46, of Lancaster, is charged with a misdemeanor count of obscene and other sexual materials and performances.
Manheim Township police said the photographs were zoomed in on the genital area and depicted the minor child in their underwear.
The victim of the photographs was unaware the photos were taken, and the recipient of the email reported the photographs were unsolicited, police said.
Wible was placed in Lancaster County Prison on $50,000 cash bail.
The district attorney’s office said he submitted his resignation as constable last week.