A police officer with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has been arrested for allegedly sending sexually explicit pictures of himself to a minor.
John Ingham of Barker has been charged with felony disseminating indecent material to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child.
The 27-year-old Ingham was taken into custody after state police received a complaint that he had sent a sexually graphic image of himself to the cell phone of a girl under the age of 17.
According to police, Ingham sent the girl the image in an attempt to induce the child to meet him for a sexual encounter.
NFTA officials say Ingham has been suspended without pay and noted that none of this alleged activity occurred on-duty.