32-year-old John William Philpot, IV is an officer with the Cynthiana Police Department.
Philpot was arrested on April 17 when he reported to work. Two teenage girls age 16 and 17 claimed Philpot was talking about sex with them through Snapchat.
Philpot’s arrest citation says he admitted to sending several pictures of his penis to a 17-year-old girl and asking for pictures in return. Via Snapchat Philpot reportedly received pictures of one of the teen girls naked in a bathtub, WTVQ News reports.
Philpot is charged with possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor involved in sex offenses, and distribution of obscene matter to a minor. Philpot was booked into the Scott County Detention Center.
Philpot has been suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.