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Newport officer charged with exchanging sexual photos with minor

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A Newport police officer was arrested on Saturday after allegedly exchanging sexual photos with a minor.

Boone County Sherriff's office reported that Tyler Hatfield, 30, sent and received photos on Snapchat from a teenage boy.

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Hatfield confessed to deputies that he sent explicit messages to the victim, as well as requesting and then receiving an explicit picture from the victim.

WLWT received a statement from Newport Police:

"The Newport Police Department is aware of the charges filed against Officer Tyler Hatfield and have taken immediate steps to remove him from duty. He has been suspended without pay and the department is cooperating fully with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. An internal investigation by our department will also be conducted. Nothing is more important to this department and to the citizens of Newport than the integrity of our officers. Any allegations of this nature - if true – will not be tolerated."

WLWT will continue to update with more information.

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