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Towson University police officer from Essex arrested on child pornography charges

ESSEX, MD—A Corporal with the Towson University Police Department was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of distributing/promoting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

The officer has been identified as Peter Publico, 53, of the unit block of Lindsey Court in Essex (21221).

The investigation began after police discovered that, in February, Publico electronically distributed child pornography to others.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Publico on June 18 and he turned himself into police on Monday.

Publico is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no-bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Anyone who may have additional information on this incident is asked to contact detectives at 410-307-2020.

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