Bedford County dispatcher arrested for child porn

Bedford County dispatcher arrested for child porn (Image 1)
Bedford County dispatcher arrested for child porn (Image 1)

A friend playing a practical joke led police to a child porn bust and the arrest of a local sheriff's office employee.

Michael Spray, 52, was arrested after a large number of obscene photos of underage girls were found on his cell phone.

Spray works as a dispatcher for the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.

According to the Shelbyville Times Gazette, the photos were discovered when one of his friends planned to take a picture of his face and put it on the home screen of Spray's phone.

As a friend started going through Spray's phone he saw the images of children and alerted his supervisor.

After getting a search warrant Bedford County officers also found images on Spray's personal laptop.

The newspaper, reports that detectives found a “large number” of obscene photos upon investigation.

Spray is now free after posting a $50,000 bond Saturday morning.

Officials say he never used department equipment to get the photos.

*The Shelbyville Times Gazette contributed to this report.

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