WIXON VALLEY – A sergeant with the Bryan Police Department’s reserve unit is arrested on child porn charges because of what a friend found while installing an app on the suspect’s smart phone.
According to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the friend ran across pornographic images of two female children, under the age of 17.
Tuesday, a Sheriff's Investigator and Texas Ranger served Dennis Fraley, 61 of Wixon Valley, with a warrant to search his phone. The Sheriff’s Office says they found pornographic images that had been taken with the phone’s camera.
Fraley was arrested shortly after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Wixon Valley.
When deputies arrived, Frayley said he knows he messed up and that "he had arrested people like him."
Fraley was a Reserve Officer with the Bryan Police Department. A spokesperson says Fraley has resigned.
Statement from Chief Eric Buske
"The Bryan Police Department expects the highest standards from our officers. The men and women of our department support this stance. We have a rigorous hiring process for our full time officers as well as for our Reserve Officers. Dennis Fraley joined the department in 1983 as a Reserve Officer. There was nothing in his hiring process or in his years of service with the Bryan Police Department that indicated he was involved in any type of criminal activity. When we became aware of this investigation, Sgt. Fraley was asked to resign and he complied with that request. None of the crimes that Fraley is charged with appear to be related to his activities while serving as a Reserve Officer. This case is a Texas Rangers and Brazos County Sheriff investigation and we fully support their investigation."
Fraley is charged with three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a 3rd degree felony.