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NFTA cop from Barker arrested for 'sexting' minor

by TSchmitt
Fri, Jul 8th 2011 08:50 am

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.

 

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