A police sergeant in Superior, Arizona, lost his job after he reportedly filmed himself on bodycam equipment having sex in his office, KPNX-TV reported.
Investigators said they also discovered a large cache of pornography on the sergeant’s computer, as well as disturbing imagery of an underage girl.
What are the details?
Former Sgt. Anthony Doran was the subject of a March administrative investigation by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigative report made allegations that a police secretary discovered the video while using Doran’s computer for official business.
According to reports, the video was filmed in April 2017 and featured Doran engaging in intercourse with an unidentified woman in his office. In the video, Doran can be seen wearing a police uniform top, bearing the department’s insignia, but no bottoms.
“[Doran] is sitting in an office chair and straddling him is a naked adult female (who is not a police employee),” a portion of the report stated.
The report also noted that Doran said that he felt he did not deserve to be terminated from his position at the force, but he did “admit to that [violation].” Doran was terminated in March, and denied that he was on duty when the video was filmed.
Upon further investigation, a deputy examined the contents of the sergeant’s computer and discovered a folder titled, “Fun Times,” which reportedly contained over 36 gigabytes of imagery — including a bevy of pornography, naked photos of himself, and nude photos of a young girl about 5 years old. During the investigation, Doran admitted that the child in the photos is his daughter, but denied that the images were of a nefarious nature.
At that time, the investigation was referred for criminal investigation. No charges have been filed at the time of this writing, and Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer — who confirmed that the child is Doran’s daughter — said that prosecutors decided that no felony charges were warranted in connection with the discoveries on the former sergeant’s computer.
One of the investigators, however, said that the discovery was disturbing.
According to the investigator’s report, “The images and the fact they were intersected with pictures of sexual situations caused me to physically react with shaking hands and upset stomach.”
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office also noted “there is suspicion that some grooming behavior may be present.”
This isn’t the first time that Doran lost a job for sexual-related incidents.
In 2013, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office fired Doran for reportedly kissing and groping a woman who was in his police vehicle while on duty.
An investigation was opened into Doran following complaints that the sergeant physically assaulted and falsely arrested a Superior, Arizona, resident.
You can read the complaint here, as well as the background of the case in question.