Fort Wayne police officer arrested on child pornography charges

A joint investigation by the Indiana State Police and the Allen County Sheriff's Office has resulted in criminal charges being filed by the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office against a Fort Wayne police officer.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 3:00 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) —  A joint investigation by the Indiana State Police and the Allen County Sheriff's Office has resulted in criminal charges being filed by the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office against a Fort Wayne police officer.

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Invesigators said they started in April of this year after a report was made to a Wayne High School Resource Officer, alleging that Officer Andrew Beck had been engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student.

They said at that time, Beck was also working at Wayne High School as a part-time School Resource Officer.

The investigation that followed this initial allegation, did in fact reveal that Beck was engaging in inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature via social media account activity with a 16 year old female Wayne High School student.

An arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Beck on charges of Child Seduction, Providing obscene matter and performances before minors and Possession of child pornography.

Officials say that Beck is currently out of state on military orders, but he was taken into custody Thursday evening and is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California where he will be held until being extradited back to Indiana.

The victim's name will be withheld because they are a minor.

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