Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Folmer is facing charges of possession of child pornography, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday in a news release.
Authorities found images of child pornography on the Republican senator’s phone after executing a search warrant Tuesday inside his Lebanon, Pennsylvania, home, the release said.
CNN has reached out to Folmer’s office for comment.
An investigation was launched after a tip reported that Tumblr had discovered a user who uploaded an image of child pornography using the application, the release said. Further investigation led to Folmer’s home, it said.
“This defendant serves as a state Senator and was entrusted to honor and represent his community in the Pennsylvania Capitol,” Shapiro said in a statement.