MARTINEZ (KCBS)— A CHP officer has been charged on Friday in Contra Costa Superior Court with two felonies for allegedly forwarding himself sexually explicit photos from phones owned by female DUI suspects.
35-year-old Sean Harrington, who was based in the CHP’s Dublin office, is charged with two counts of computer theft and faces up to 44 months in prison.READ MORE: Heat Wave To Bake Bay Area, California With Some Temps Reaching Triple Digits
Harrington has told investigators that the photo sharing is a “game” amongst officers and he learned of it while working in the CHP’s Los Angeles office and the game continued into the Dublin office where he most recently worked.READ MORE: Pfeiffer Falls Trail Damaged In Big Sur Wildfire To Reopen After 13-Year Closure
He allegedly said he’s been doing this for years on more than a half dozen occasions.MORE NEWS: COVID: Get Vaccinated, Win Trips, Prizes, Free Food And Discounted Sports Swag
Harrington had been pulled from duty and was barred from returning to work. A second officer connected to the incidents is expected to turn himself in on Monday.