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Former Elmore Police officer enters not guilty plea on child porn charges

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Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 7:10 PM EDT
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ELMORE, Ohio (WTVG) - A former Elmore Police officer arrested in August on child pornography charges entered a not guilty plea in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

Samuel Kurp, 26, was arrested August 11 by the FBI. According to the agency, Kurp, formerly of Oregon, was utilizing a social media messenger app to upload and send 26 videos or image files of child pornography.

On August 4, a referral was forwarded by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Oregon Police Department. The Oregon Police Department forwarded the cyber tip to the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.

Kurp was taken into custody by members of the FBI’s Toledo Resident Agency’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force without incident Aug. 11.

Kurp has been charged with receipt and distribution of child pornography.

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