Ocean Springs police officer arrested on child porn charge

By MARGARET BAKER – mbbaker@sunherald.com

OCEAN SPRINGS

Jackson County sheriff’s deputies have arrested an Ocean Springs police officer on a child pornography charge, Sheriff Mike Byrd confirmed this morning.

“It’s sad because people put their trust in law enforcement. And to have something like this happen is not good for law enforcement,” Byrd said. But we are going to enforce the law.”

Police Lt. Steven Futral is charged with one count of possession of child pornography. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Futral on Monday night after serving a search warrant at his home.

The Sheriff’s Department is using new technology through the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to track and identify alleged offenders.

The Ocean Springs Police Department cooperated in the investigation.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/06/07/2241721/ocean-springs-police-officer-arrested.html#ixzz0qH87D8OW

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