Cynthiana police officer accused of sending obscene pictures to teen

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CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WTVQ) – A police officer is on suspension after being accused of having child pornography and distributing obscene pictures to a minor.

According to an arrest citation, John William Philpot IV, an officer with the Cynthiana Police Department, says he admitted to sending a picture of his penis to a 17-year-old girl and asking for pictures in return.

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The citation says Philpot received pictures of the teenager naked in the bathtub through Snapchat.

He is also accused of engaging in sexual talk with the 17-year-old and a 16-year-old girl over Snapchat.

Philpot is charged with possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor involved in sex offenses, and distribution of obscene matter to a minor.



Philpot has been suspended without pay.