The Vermont State Police said Friday they have no proof a Rutland police officer intentionally downloaded child pornography onto a department computer while on duty last year. The admission was contained in an unusual statement released by the state police that discussed the status of its investigation into the allegation that the officer had more than 150 images of child pornography on his laptop computer. The state police rarely comment about ongoing investigations.
“There is insufficient evidence to indicate that the images were knowingly and intentionally downloaded,” the statement read in part. “Investigators have consulted with a medical expert regarding the possible age of an individual” in the images, the statement said. “The medical expert has indicated that he cannot say that the individual depicted is under the age of 16.”
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