July 1, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Ex-Cincinnati cop being held in Wayne County on child pornography charges

Detroit — A former Cincinnati police officer accused of being in possession of child porn has appeared in federal court, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday.

A federal court judge ordered Robert Glassmeyer, 61, of Cincinnati be held in Wayne County Jail until a detention hearing on Wednesday, according to Khaalid Walls, spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Glassmeyer was arrested Sunday on charges of possession and transportation of child pornography while crossing the Blue Water Bridge from Sarnia, Ontario into Port Huron.

During a routine inspection at the port of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searched a video camera in Glassmeyer’s possession, which authorities say contained several images of child pornography.

Homeland Security special agents searched Glassmeyer’s home in Cincinnati, but details of the findings are being withheld because the investigation is ongoing.

The investigation is part of Homeland Security’s “Operation Predator,” an international initiative aimed at protecting children from sexual predators.

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