Criminal Justice

Houston cop arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

29-year-old Justin Weber, who has served in the Houston Police Department since 2016, was relieved of duty on Tuesday following a two-month long investigation. 

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A Houston police officer on Tuesday was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, according to the Houston Police Department.

In a statement, HPD said 29-year-old Justin Weber, who has served in the city’s Air Support Division since Dec. 2016, was relieved of duty on Tuesday following a two-month long investigation.

HPD says the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit received information about Weber in January from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding allegations of possession of child pornography. An investigation was immediately opened after receiving the information, according to HPD.

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