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New details in investigation of FWPD officer facing child solicitation charges

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — More details have been released in the case of a Fort Wayne Police officer who faces multiple sexually-related charges.

WPTA21 previously reported that officer Andrew Beck was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals while out of state serving in the military.

He faces charges after investigators say they discovered evidence Beck used social media to sexually communicate with a 16-year-old Wayne High School Student.

READ MORE: FWPD officer under investigation by Allen Co. Sheriff’s Dept. 

According to court documents, a Wayne High School student told another school resource officer in early April that Andrew Beck had a relationship with a 16-year-old student.

The teen victim told detectives that she would talk to Beck using Snapchat. She said their conversations were sexual in nature and Beck would send nude photos of himself.

She said there was at least one time that Beck sent her a Snapchat saying he was outside her house, and she looked outside and saw an unmarked police SUV parked down the road.

Documents say the SUV was the same type of vehicle assigned to Beck by the Fort Wayne Police Department. Police said a history search on Beck’s account showed that he looked up the victim’s information several times, and GPS tracking confirmed he drove by her home.

Officers then searched his Snapchat, which showed several inappropriate images of Beck.

Police said they found Beck also communicated with 37 different accounts on Snapchat that all appeared to belong to young girls.

One of the girls is a student in Blackford County, and police said their conversations also included inappropriate photos and statements, even after Beck found out she was 16.

Beck is currently facing charges of child solicitation, dissemination of matter harmful to minors, and possession of child pornography.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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