Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania Police Corporal has been arrested on various charges related to child pornography, including 21 articles on viewing or storing child pornography.
Sean Mackenzie was taken into custody on Tuesday and has since been dismissed without pay until “the criminal charges against him are resolved.”
According to state police, Mackenzie was charged with the following charges:
- One fact of sexual abuse of children / photography, video, computer display or sexual intercourse
- 21 articles on sexual abuse of children / child pornography
- 10 allegations of child sexual abuse / distribution of photos, videotapes, computer images and movies
- Two articles on the criminal use of communications
Local news investigators believe Mackenzie put a camera in his bathroom to record the young girl. It was later revealed that Dropbox was connected to McKenzie, the first warned investigator, KDKA reports.
Investigators say they also found photos and videos on Mackenzie’s iPhone and on a flash drive. Mackenzie reportedly confessed to keeping and watching pornography.
Mackenzie was brought before District Judge Rebecca Tyburski, and a $ 500,000 bail was set. Court documents show that Mackenzie was taken to Westmoreland County Jail and failed to post bail.
A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 9.
Mackenzie’s official photo was provided by state police, and the photo was not immediately available. According to state police, Mackenzie enlisted in the agency in June 2008.