US Senator Resigns Over Child Pornography

US Senator Resigns Over Child Pornography

A state senator arrested on charges of child resigns on Wednesday.

Senator Michael Folmer, 63, was charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility after child images were found on his phone, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf called on Folmer, a Republican representing Lebanon County, to resign, calling the charges against the lawmaker “disgusting and beyond comprehension,” NBC News has reported.

Later on Wednesday, leaders of the state Senate said in a statement that Folmer resigned, NBC Philadelphia reported.

A criminal complaint on Folmer said that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip in February from the social media site Tumblr that a user had downloaded at least one image containing child in late 2017.

An investigation began in March and eventually led to the home of Folmer


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