San Antonio Police Department
A San Antonio cop is in custody after being handed charges related to the sexual exploitation of children.
According to reports, officer Sebastian Torres was arrested last Thursday
following a joint investigation between the San Antonio Police Department and the San Antonio FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. He has reportedly been charged
with distribution and possession of obscene visual representation of the sexual abuse of children.
The 25-year-old man has reportedly been with SAPD for two years
, serving as a patrol officer.
Chief William McManus responded to Torres' arrest in a statement
obtained by KSAT.
"The charges against Torres are deeply disturbing," he said. "When I was initially made aware of the allegations, he was immediately placed on administrative duty and a joint investigation with the FBI was launched."
McManus said Torres is now on administrative leave as the investigation continues.
FBI officials said Torres could face up to 20 years in prison
for each charge.
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