SPRING GROVE, Pa. (WHTM) – A Baltimore city police officer is accused of exchanging photos and sexually explicit text messages with a York County teenager.
Timothy Rae George III, 22, was arraigned Thursday on felony charges of child pornography, unlawful contact with minors, and disseminating sexually explicit materials to minors. He also faces a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors, according to court documents.
Northern York County Regional police wrote in a criminal complaint that George had been having phone and text conversations with a 15-year-old boy who lives in Jackson Township and also spent time with the teen at a Spring Grove High School football game. The two were recorded on video surveillance at the stadium.
The teen told investigators he met George on Facebook in late August. He said he sent a video of himself masturbating and photos of himself to George’s cell phone. He also said George knew he was 15 years old.
Police said the video and photos were found on George’s phone along with messages in which George gave the youth “explicit, detailed verbal descriptions and narrative accounts of sexual excitement.”
A Baltimore police spokesman said George, a two-year veteran of the patrol division, has been suspended without pay.
He was released on $75,000 unsecured bail after arraignment. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Dec. 16.