FONTANA (CBSLA) — A San Bernardino County sheriff’s sergeant has been arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Marc Goodwin, 43, was arrested Thursday by members of Fontana police’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. The Fontana Police Department said it was alerted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Goodwin had allegedly electronically transmitted an image containing possible child pornography.READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed By Hit-Run Driver In Santa Monica
Fontana police officers served a search warrant and seized several electronic devices which the department said would be analyzed for further evidence of child pornography. Investigators allege Goodwin transmitted the images using the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff John McMahon said in a statement that Goodwin was no longer employed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: Kathy Griffin Announces She Has Lung Cancer
“I find it extremely disappointing when a member of our department acts in a manner that discredits the good work being done daily by our deputies,” McMahon said. “The fact that a sergeant has been arrested makes this particularly egregious because they administer supervision of line staff.”
Goodwin had been employed with the department since 2005. He was las assigned to the Gangs/Narcotics Division.
Goodwin was being held without bail and is due in court Monday.MORE NEWS: Wild Pursuit Comes To An End With Arrest In Baldwin Park
Anyone with information about Goodwin or who may have received a pornographic image under the email@example.com address was asked to contact Detective Brad Guith at firstname.lastname@example.org.