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Ryan Hampton, Mountie Charged With Child Porn, Dismissal Sought

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RCMP Const. Ryan Hampton could face dismissal after he was charged with possession of child pornography. (Canadian Press)
RCMP Const. Ryan Hampton could face dismissal after he was charged with possession of child pornography. (Canadian Press)

VERNON, B.C. - Mounties in Vernon, B.C., are acting quickly against an officer accused of possessing child pornography.

Const. Ryan Hampton appeared in a Vernon courtroom Thursday and has been ordered to return June 27 to face charges of possession of child pornography, obstructing a police investigation and breaching conditions.

Chief Supt. Mike Sekela says the matter is "absolutely deplorable" and the force has filed a notice of intention to have Hampton suspended without pay.

He also says a formal disciplinary hearing will held and the Mounties will seek the dismissal of the officer, who is in his mid-30s.

The allegations against Hampton surfaced May 5.

Sekela says criminal and internal investigations began immediately. (CKFR, CKIZ)

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