Digital Journalist – Jeff Bohen
A veteran Middletown Township police officer has been charged with possessing child pornography authorities say.
Brian Craig Reeves, 52, of Middletown Township, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on one felony count each of sexual abuse of children and criminal use of a communication facility.
District Judge Daniel Baranoski set his bail at $50,000 unsecured
Reeves is prohibited from accessing the internet or having unsupervised contact with minors as per his bail conditions.
The charges stem from numerous illicit images depicting underage children found on electronic devices belonging to Reeves, including on a USB drive discovered in a drawer next to his bed. Detectives recovered the items during a June 2 search of Reeves’ home.
Reeves is on administrative leave from the Middletown Township Police Department.
The case was investigated by Bucks County Detectives and has been assigned for prosecution to Chief Deputy District Attorney Matthew Lannetti.
Reeves prelim hearing is scheduled for August 15 at 3 p.m.