Retired St. Louis police officer faces child pornography charges -

Retired St. Louis police officer faces child pornography charges

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -- A former high-ranking St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer turned himself in on Tuesday on child pornography charges.

In October, police told News 4 one of their former officers was arrested by the Cyber Crime Unit during an investigation into child pornography, but did not provide the officer's name. On Tuesday, a probable cause statement identified that officer as Ronald Oldani.

Investigators seized Oldani's computer and flash drives and performed forensic examinations on the material in October.

Investigators found over 100 multimedia files containing child pornography on his computer, according to the probable cause statement provided by the Circuit Attorney's office.

The Circuit Attorney's office said Ronald Oldani appeared before a judge Tuesday. The judge set his bond at $40,000. Conditions of his bond include that he will not have a job that involves contact with children, he will not use a computer, and he must continue counseling.

Oldani, who was retired from the force, is facing four felony charges of possession of child pornography.

Oldani served on the force from 1979 to 2009.  At the time of his retirement, he was a lieutenant.

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