Cop Caught Posting Nude Images Of Herself Online While On Duty
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CBS Tampa) - An officer with the Daytona Beach Police Department was forced to resign after she posted pornographic images of herself to a website while on duty.
According to CBS affiliate WKMG Local 6, Sgt. Penny Dane was found to be posting nude pictures of herself to “Red Light Center,” an online game designed to emulate a sex club in Amsterdam’s Red Light district. The images were said to have been posted using city-owned computers while Dane was working.
The trouble began for Dane when she accused a coworker of sexual harassment. During the investigation into her allegations, her e-mails were reviewed and incriminating evidence regarding her actions while on the job was found.
“[The photos were e]xtremely pornographic in nature, and in several of the photos that we have since discovered, she was in her uniform,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood was quoted as saying by the station. “It’s something in my 26 years in law enforcement that I’ve never seen.”
In all, a reported 177 pictures were discovered on Dane’s work computer, in addition to 97 taken on a laptop found in her patrol car.
She had been taking the explicit pictures since 2009, authorities found, though most of the pictures were said to be recent. Dane maintains that, while she did take the pictures during shifts, she never missed a work call.