Ex-deputy arrested in Los Angeles child porn case

LA County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicle.
LA County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicle. Courtesy LA County Sheriff's Department

Police say former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography.

The Los Angeles Times reports 32-year-old Lorne Reed was taken into custody Wednesday after authorities with a multiagency task force served a search warrant at his Santa Fe Springs home.

Reed's two children were home at the time and were turned over to the county's Department of Children and Family Services.

Police officials said an investigation was launched in April after Reed was suspected of using the Internet to share child pornography.

A sheriff's spokeswoman says Reed resigned from the department in February 2013. She had no additional details regarding the resignation.

Reed is jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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