We are learning more about Officer Michael Harding, the former Fort Pierce Police Officer of the Year who is now in jail, accused of possessing and sharing child pornography. Everyone is shocked by the charges, especially his fellow officers.
More disturbing details in the case of the Port St Lucie police officer who was arrested on child pornography charges, featuring children.
Officer Michael Harding was at the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce yesterday charged in two counts related to child porn.
Agents with Homeland Security said they watched while Harding posted child pornography to Kik messenger service. They then tracked the posts back to Harding’s personal cell phone. Some posts were made while he was working for the Police Department.
Agents executed a search warrant at Harding’s home and found hundreds of computer images and videos of children engaging in sexually explosive conduct. Some children were as young as six years old.
Neighbors are disappointed and shocked.
Updates will be published as they are available.