A popular senator, Michael Folmer, who is a Pennsylvania State Senator, on Wednesday resigned after he was charged him with uploading child pornography to his phone.
Eye9ja reports the 63-year-old popular senator was charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography.
The charges against the popular senator also include criminal use of a communication facility after child pornography images were found on his phone, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday.
Reports reveal that investigators were led to the Republican senator’s Lebanon county home after getting a tip back in March that a user called “Hoser44” had uploaded “at least one image” of suspected child pornography to Tumblr using the site’s mobile app.
This online news platform gathers that Tumblr shared the user’s account information with the police, as well as the IP address and email used to create the account; this information about the popular senator made the police identified his location and apparently got him arrested.
“We are sickened and disturbed by the charges brought against Mike Folmer yesterday,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said in a statement to CNN.
“We have reviewed the criminal complaint and spoke with Mike Folmer early this morning to insist on his resignation from the Senate.”
While speaking on the other hand, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf said in a statement on Wednesday, that Folmer’s resignation was the “right decision.”
The Pennsylvania governor added as thus; “We elect leaders to serve as a voice for those who do not have the ability to advocate for their own needs, demanding that they will protect our children, families, and communities. The charges against Senator Folmer are disgusting and beyond comprehension, and show he has taken advantage of the trust and privilege afforded by the people of Pennsylvania.”