Good Cop Awarded “Officer of the Year” Caught With Huge Collection of Child Porn

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What may have seemed to onlookers as a police officer taking a break from patrolling the streets, turned out to be something much more sinister.

Florida cop Michael Harding’s profile is hardly that of a criminal.

Apart from the fact that he is a member of law enforcement, the twenty-seven year old married man and father of three was once named “Office of the Year” in 2011.




However, on July 23 when he was set to commence his overnight shift, he sat in his patrol car and posted explicit material to the Kik chatroom #toddlerf**k under the online name destheabovee.

His fall from grace began when a Homeland Security Investigator chanced upon his posts and these were tracked back to Harding’s IP address and cell phone number.


The officials then searched the Port St. Lucie officer’s home only to find hundreds of child pornography materials including photos and videos saved on a thumb drive.

He had been hiding it in a gun case in his bedroom.

There was also another thumb drive which had at least 23 pornographic images that had been deleted.

The children in the photographs and videos were quite young – from pre-school age to pre-pubescence.




Last week Harding was arrested and a public defender was appointed for him the following day.

Ruling that he could pose a risk to the community, the judge decided not to set a bond for his release.

This is a matter of serious concern because Harding passed his hiring tests as well as a polygraph test with flying colors.

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