Former SC officer charged after watching porn, touching himself in public park while on duty, authorities say

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Former SC officer charged for watching porn, touching himself in public park while on duty_129741

CAMDEN, SC (WCBD) — A former Camden police officer was arrested by state police and charged on Friday, February 19 for an improper act while on duty.

Marshall Lee Hardin, II is charged with misconduct in office, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance.

Authorities say the incident occurred at Woodward Park inside of his marked patrol car while he was employed with the Camden Police Department as a police officer on December 13, 2015.

An arrest warrent states, Hardin was watching adult pornography on his personal cell phone while touching himself through his uniform pants. After a period of time, he exited his marked patrol car, pulled his genitalia out of his uniform a pants, and stroke himself two times. It goes on to say Hardin put his genitalia back in his pants and went into the restroom in the public park to finish ejaculating.

Hardin provided a sworn written statement to investigators confirming the incident.

He was booked at the Kershaw County Detention Center. If convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison.

The case was investigated by SLED at the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department’s request.

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