A former Seaside Heights police officer has been indicted on child-pornography charges, officials said Wednesday.

Kevin Meier, 23, was indicted on one count of possession and one count of distribution of child pornography Tuesday, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Seaside Heights police Chief Thomas Boyd said in a statement.

An investigation was initiated after a referral from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was forwarded June 12, 2015, by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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The referral suggested someone in Ocean County may have distributed child pornography on the internet.

Police confiscated several child pornography-related files from Meier’s house on Sheridan Avenue after executing a search warrant June 17, 2015.

At the time of his arrest, Meier was an acting Seaside Heights special police officer. He was immediately terminated after the charges, the statement said.

Meier’s bail was set at the time at $50,000 with no 10 percent option by Judge Paul Gluck. He was released on bail from the Ocean County jail.

Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman is handling the prosecution.

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