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Chesapeake officer arrested on child pornography charges

Timothy M. Newton was charged with more than 20 felony child pornography offenses.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Chesapeake police officer was arrested Tuesday for several counts of child pornography, according to the city's police department.

The Chesapeake Police Department said it received a complaint earlier this year that Timothy Newton engaged in criminal activity. 

Court documents that 13News Now obtained said investigators found 24 pieces of child pornography on Newton's cell phone.

After the investigation, detectives charged Newton with over 20 felony child pornography offenses. 

Newton started working for the department back in 2007 and has since been suspended. He hired Attorney James Broccoletti, who requested a bond hearing for Friday at 10 a.m.

The investigation is still ongoing, but anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or leave a tip online through P3 Tips.

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