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: San Francisco Reverses Ban On Collecting Data On Sexual Orientation Of City Workers
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: Fmr. SF Public Utilities Commission GM Harlan Kelly Charged With Bank Fraud In Bribery, Corruption Scandal
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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.