Pennsylvania State Senator Arrested for Child Porn, Resigns

Pennsylvania State Senator Arrested for Child Porn, Resigns

Pennsylvania State Senator Michael Folmer resigned today amid allegations that police found child pornography on his cellphone while executing a search warrant on his home, said state Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office in a news release.

A tip lead to the search from Tumblr. A user there discovered Folmer’s account had uploaded a picture of child pornography.

Folmer was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility.

For context, a couple months ago a kind redditor posted a (possibly non-comprehensive) list of politicos that have been or are in similar predicaments — linked below.

Although Americans are innocent until proven guilty, Folmer is not the first politico to be charged, and this comes in a long line of successful convictions and pleas.

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-state-senator-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography.html

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/461879-pennsylvania-state-senator-charged-with-child-porn-possession