A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of distributing child pornography on the Internet, authorities said.
Lorne Reed, 32, was taken into custody at his Santa Fe Springs home after detectives served a search warrant there in connection with an investigation that began in April, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Reed, who was at home with his two children, was arrested without incident, the LAPD said. The children were taken into protective custody by Department of Children and Family Services.
No further details into the investigation were released.
Reed was booked on suspicion of distributing child pornography and held on 20,000 bail. It was unclear if he had an attorney.