Authorities: State trooper facing child pornography charge

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(AP) - A New Jersey state trooper is facing a child pornography charge.

The state Attorney General's Office says Jeffrey Reitz carried on an email exchange in December 2014 with a woman who suggested he sexually assault a prepubescent girl.

The 47-year-old Williamstown man allegedly asked for a photo of the girl and the woman sent him a sexually explicit picture of her. He also allegedly sent the woman photos of his genitals before and after she sent the explicit photo.

Reitz was charged Thursday with possessing child porn. His lawyer says Reitz plans to plead not guilty.

Authorities say Reitz's involvement in the exchange was discovered due to evidence seized in a separate investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

Reitz is a 15-year veteran of the force, assigned to the Commercial Carrier Safety Inspection Unit. He's been suspended from his post.

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