WAYNESBORO, Pa. (WHTM) — Kellee S. Rodgers has resigned from the Waynesboro Police Department following a child pornography investigation.
According to the Waynesboro Chief of Police James H. Sourbier, an internal administrative investigation was started to see if there was any truth to allegations brought to the department’s attention.
The case was turned over to the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office and Rogers resigned as a Waynesboro Police Officer following an internal investigation.
According to an affidavit released by the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office, Rogers was in communication with a 19-year-old man who was the target of an on-going investigation. Police say the 19-year-old admitted to having sex with a 16-year-old girl in a discussion with Rogers.
The affidavit alleges Rogers requested the man to forward a picture of the man’s genitals and a video of the man and the 16-year-old girl having intercourse for “evidence.” The man allegedly sent the video to Rogers via text message.
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According to the court docket, Rodgers was charged with Child Pornography and Official Oppression-Arrest Search Etc.
Rogers’ bail has been set at $75,000 and a preliminary hearing has been set for June 7.
It has been, and will remain, a priority to demand that all members of this agency demonstrate only the highest legal, ethical and moral values both on and off duty. Officer behavior that violates these standards tarnishes the reputation of our profession and our department and will not be tolerated. To that end, this agency will continue to aggressively investigate all allegations of police misconduct to assure that only those who value our expectations of integrity and veracity serve in our community. James H. SourbierJames H. Sourbier, Chief of Police, Waynesboro Police Department
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