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Former Virginia State trooper arrested, charged with felony possession of child pornography

Courtesy of Alleghany County Jail
Courtesy of Alleghany County Jail

SALEM, Va. – A former Virginia State trooper now faces felony charges related to possession of child pornography, according to Sgt. Rick Garletts. 

Authorities say Justin Hipps, 35, of Covington, was arrested on April 5 by Virginia State Police on one felony count of possession of child pornography. 

Hipps was assigned as a trooper to Area 38 in the Salem Division and was hired by the department in February 2007, according to Garletts. 

Police say Hipps is no longer employed by the department. 


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