Jacksonville, FL (April 1, 2019) – A police officer with the Jacksonville police force was arrested after nude photographs of a girl were found on his cell phone.
39-year-old Matthew Harper Butler was charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12 and remained behind bars this past week. He also resigned from his position on the police force.
The sheriff’s office received a tip that Butler had an image of an underage girl on his phone. He also allegedly made a statement to someone, who notified police. No other information is known about Butler’s relationship with the young girl.
Sheriffs have also seized all of Butler’s electronics to search them. Their investigation is ongoing at this time.
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