Ex-cop accused of child porn possession, posing as a teen online

Posted By Attorney Robert M. Bernstein || 2-May-2013

A retired California Highway Patrol cop, Edward Hofer, age 53 was arrested on Monday for alleged "catfishing" scheme. Hofer allegedly identified himself as a teenage girl and met an 11-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl on Tagged.com. Prosecutors claim he sent them sexual material and contacted them for the purposes of committing a sex crime.

Hofer is charged with two counts each sending harmful matter to a minor, possession of child pornography, and contact with a minor for sexual offense. If convicted as charged, Hofer faces maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison.

If you, or someone you know has been charged with, Possession of Child Pornography, Receiving Child Pornography, Contact with a minor, or any other type of sex crime, it is essential to consult with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who can aggressively fight the charges against you.

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