Report: Former TPD officer pleads guilty to child porn distribution

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A former Tucson Police officerhas pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor.

Martin Ward entered his plea in court Monday morning.

In March, detectives investigating the distribution of child pornography onlinetraced a file to an Internet address belonging to the former officer.

U.S. Marshals arrested Ward in Prescott back in June, after he reportedly fled the Tucson area.

Ward resignedfrom TPD last December following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

He is scheduled to besentenced next month.

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