Press "Enter" to skip to content

WATCH: Eastern Carolina Deputy/Former SRO Arrested on Child Porn Charges

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC – An Eastern Carolina deputy sheriff, who up until this summer had been a school resource officer, has been charged with possessing child pornography.

The State Bureau of Investigation yesterday arrested Onslow County Deputy Mark Perrigo on nine charges of third degree exploitation of a minor.

The SBI says it received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a person in Jacksonville viewing child sexual exploitation material.

After the tip, SBI agents searched the deputy’s home on Riverbirch Place and arrested him.

Perrigo was given a $30,000 secured bond and has since been released from jail.

An Onslow County Schools spokesman confirmed that Perrigo had been a school resource officer for the past ten years, most recently at White Oak High School.

The spokesman said Perrigo was not returning as an SRO this fall.

Onslow County government says Perrigo has been dismissed by the sheriff’s office.

Source: http://www.witn.com/content/news/Eastern-Carolina-deputy-arrested-on-child-porn-charges-490382431.html