New child porn charges brought against Canton Police Officer

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Sixteen new charges have been brought against Canton Police Officer Joshua Gleco after an alleged sexual relationship with a minor, according to the Bradford County District Attorney’s Office.

Thirteen of the new charges are for intercept of communications and the other three are additional child pornography charges.

The eight original against Gleco were dropped and refiled by the office, bringing to the total number of charges against him to 24. He faces a total of 16 felony charges for intercept communications, seven felony charges for child pornography, and one misdemeanor for the corruption of a minor.

State Police said Gleco met the victim while on duty as a Canton Borough Police Officer, and Gleco then began an alleged inappropriate relationship with the victim.

Gleco’s smartphone was taken for a forensic examination. State Police said they found images deemed to be child pornography, dozens of illegally recorded phone calls with local businesses, agencies, and people.

They also found sexually explicit recorded conversations with the alleged victim, along with photos of the two in inappropriate interactions.

Gleco has been suspended without pay, according to the Canton Police Chief. 

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