Authorities: Sheriff's officer had sex with 17-year-old, uploaded videos online

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A Middlesex County Sheriff's officer has been suspended without pay following sexual assault charges in which authorities allege he had sex with a 17-year-old in Pennsylvania and uploaded the videos online.

Joshua Padilla, 33, of Eatontown, was arrested Friday on felony child porn and sex assault charges.

Padilla is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with the 17-year-old in Pennsylvania.

Authorities say they were tipped off when Padilla recorded the two last spring in sexual acts and uploaded the videos to adultfriendfinder.com.

They say the videos were watched and shared with others.

Padilla is also accused of using social media to try to have sex with a 14-year-old who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Padilla is in jail in New Jersey and will be extradited to Pennsylvania.

He joined the county agency back in July 2015.

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