Peoria Police Officer Arrested for Third Time in Last Year

By WEEK Producer

May 5, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 12:56 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria Police Officer is under investigation for the third time in the last year. 32 year old John McCavitt of Peoria was arrested Monday for seven counts of aggravated child pornography and three counts of child pornography.

Peoria Police say an arrest warrant was issued for McCavitt due to information obtained during an internal investigation into some of McCavitt’s off duty actions. He turned himself into police. McCavitt was arrested last July for sexual assault, but was acquitted by a jury a couple of months ago. The internal investigation also led to McCavitt facing charges for illegal video taping.

McCavitt has been a member of the Peoria Police Department since June of 2007. Peoria Police say he will continue to be on unpaid administrative leave pending the conclusion of the criminal investigation and internal investigation.

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