Torrance cop charged with possessing child pornography

A 23-year-old police officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Los Angeles police said.

The Torrance Police Department said it was aware of the allegations against Evan Robert Dahl and that Dahl was no longer employed by the agency.

Dahl was arrested at the Torrance Police Department, the LAPD said.

The investigation into Dahl began in March, when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified authorities of sexually abusive material uploaded from a Torrance home using a social media platform, it said. the police. Los Angeles and Torrance police have identified Dahl as the alleged user.

Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant Friday at multiple locations in Torrance, including Dahl’s home.

The Torrance Police Department said it will continue to cooperate with the LAPD investigation.

Anyone with information, including those who believe they may have been a victim, should contact Det. Marvin Mancia at (562) 624-4027, the LAPD said.

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