A former Baltimore police officer was sentenced to a minimum of six months after prosecutors said he exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old boy in Pennsylvania.
Timothy Rae George III, 26, previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, the York County District Attorney’s Office said. He was sentenced on Tuesday to a range of six to 23 months, and received three years probation. George must also complete sex offender treatment and abide by the adult probation sex offender conditions, according to online court records.
George, who was previously a Baltimore officer assigned to the Northeast District, had been suspended without pay. Department spokesman T.J. Smith said he will be terminated.
George was charged after the boy's father found phone conversations between the boy and George and called police, according to court documents. They met on Facebook, and George later attended a football game with the boy at Spring Grove High School in York County, the documents said.
The boy told police he had sent George a video of himself masturbating and pictures of himself. Police said George and the boy discussed the teen sending pictures and videos in phone conversations. They two also discussed marriage in the texts, police said.
George’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday afternoon.