A Pennsylvania lawmaker has been arrested on child pornography charges, the attorney general in the northeastern state said late Tuesday.
Michael J. Folmer, 63, a four-term Republican state senator from the city of Lebanon, was charged with possessing child pornography, sexual abuse of children, and other crimes, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement.
“I will continue to say it — no one is above the law, no matter what position of power they hold,” said Shapiro.
According to the statement, the investigation began as a result of CyberTip reporting by Tumblr after the service provider app discovered that a user had uploaded image of child pornography.
When the investigation led to Folmer’s residence, federal agencies executed a search warrant and found illegal images on his phone, said Shapiro.
Folmer was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility.
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