SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A former Scottsbluff police officer says the child pornography found in his possession was part of an investigation he was conducting into a friend.
But prosecutors said Tyler Reinpold, 26, was a patrol officer, not an investigator, and that the images were found on his personal computers.
Reinpold, of Mitchell, was charged last month with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Reinpold was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on the counts in Scotts Bluff District Court. He is set to be arraigned next Friday.
In court Wednesday, investigators say that while Reinpold claimed that the images were part of an investigation, he initially said he had no knowledge of them.