Little Rock Arkansas Officer Arrested
On Monday, the Little Rock Police Department arrested one of their own. Officer Eddie Seaton, who had been under investigation since some time in 2019, was indicted on a charge of Possession of Child Pornography.
As is the norm, not much information has been given. The THV11.com article says that both the LRPD and the FBI were investigating Mr. Seaton and the article says computer equipment was confiscated. There is no information regarding how the crime was brought to their attention. Mr. Seaton, who is a 13 year veteran with the department, was placed on administrative leave while the incident continues to be investigated.
Little Rock Police Department Press Release
“On December 20, 2019, the Little Rock Police Department Vice Detail executed a search and seizure warrant with the assistance of LRPD SWAT team, FBI personnel, and additional local law enforcement agencies at the residence of an officer employed with the LRPD. The warrant was issued after a joint investigation by Little Rock Police Department (Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force) and FBI personnel regarding images that depicted child pornography. During the course of the investigation, computers and other devices were seized for further investigation. Officer Seaton was placed on administrative leave as this joint investigation continued.
On March 9, 2020, Officer Eddie Seaton was indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possession of child pornography. Officer Seaton was taken into custody by LRPD detectives and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Officer Seaton has been relieved of duty as the internal investigation is being conducted. Officer Eddie Seaton was hired as a Little Rock Police Officer on March 30, 2007.
“I am sadden that an officer within our LRPD family is accused of this crime; however, I am encouraged our detectives and federal counterparts presented evidence and other facts throughout their investigation to hold this person accountable.” said Chief Keith Humphrey”