Crime

Officer Jailed For Masturbating In Patrol Car

| by Brendan Kelly
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A former South Carolina police officer has been charged with misconduct after allegedly being caught masturbating to pornography in his patrol car.

According to WISTV, Officer Marshall Lee Hardin, 41, of the Camden Police Department, was watching pornography on his personal cellphone while he pleasured himself in his patrol car and in a public restroom nearby. The officer has also been accused of exposing himself outside of the vehicle.

Fox 8 reports that Hardin is facing charges of Misconduct in Office, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance. 

Hardin was arrested and booked in the Kershaw County Detention Center.

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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, SLED, investigated the incident -- which took place on Dec. 13, 2015 -- after the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office submitted a request

If convicted, Hardin could face up to 10 years in prison. 

Sources: WISTVFox 8 / Photo credit: Kershaw County Detention Center via WISTV

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