HUMBLE, Texas (FOX 26) - Jeffrey Clark, an officer for the Humble Independent School District Police Department, has been ordered by a judge to avoid contact with minors, including his wife's teen son, as a condition of his bond. Clark was charged with possession of child pornography.
The ten counts of possession follow a search of Clark's home prompted by his pre-employment interview with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office where he had applied for a job.
"During our vetting process and background investigation we were able to determine we had several red flags that went up with this individual,” explains Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman.
"The images we did end up recovering were hundreds of photographs of what we feel to be child pornography,” adds Constable Herman.
Clark, 48, has worked as a night patrol officer for Humble ISD since July 2015 and is not assigned to any specific campus.
"There’s nothing that leads us to believe there’s any kids in Humble involved in any way in any of this," say Herman. "I can tell you that in speaking with the (Humble ISD) chief this particular officer did not have access to kids. He was on a night shift, an evening shift and had no access to kids whatsoever.”
Before his court appearance on Monday, Clark was held on a $750,000 bond.
Possession of child pornography is a third degree felony punishable by 2-to-10 years in prison. Humble ISD released a statement saying in part that Clark is on administrative leave from the district pending the outcome of the investigation.