PD: Ex-Mesa cop arrested on sex charges

MESA, AZ - Police say a former Mesa police sergeant has been arrested on sex abuse charges.

Mesa police spokesman Tony Landato said  66-year-old Russell Dean Millsaps was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after a search warrant was served at his home near Horne and Brown Road.

Landato said Millsaps was arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to the Associated Press, the arrest was part of an interstate federal child-pornography investigation. Details of the case against Millsaps haven't been released.

Authorities say Millsaps was a longtime patrol sergeant who retired from the Mesa Police Department in 1995 after working for more than 25 years as an officer.


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