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Colorado cop accused of child porn

Dec. 19, 2010 at 4:32 PM   |   Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Colorado police sergeant carried child pornography on a laptop that he brought to work, police said.

Sgt. Morgan Sellman, 39, of the Aurora force, was arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing hundreds of videos depicting victims as young as 2, Colorado Springs police said in an arrest warrant reported by the Colorado Springs Gazette.

The laptop case, found in his office, also contained sex toys, police said.

Sellman, who coordinated Aurora's DARE anti-drug education program for children, was booked for sexual exploitation of a child and later released on a $10,000 bond.

There is no evidence that he had illegal contact with children, Colorado Springs police said.

The investigation began Nov. 11 with a tip from a Westminster officer who found illegal material on a publicly accessible file-sharing network, Colorado Springs Detective Clayton Blackwell said in the arrest affidavit.

Detectives traced some of the material to an Internet account registered to Sellman and his wife, Blackwell said.

A search of Sellman's home in Peyton on Wednesday turned up laptops from which child porn had been deleted, but the images remained in the cache files, police said.

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