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Northampton police officer charged with rape of minor

Posted May 7, 2014 12:46 p.m. EDT
Updated May 7, 2014 4:23 p.m. EDT

Christopher Turner Buffaloe

— A Seaboard police officer is facing rape charges following an investigation into his alleged relationship with a minor.

State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Christopher Turner Buffaloe, 27, Tuesday on three counts of statutory rape of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old, three counts of statutory sex offense, indecent liberties, disseminating obscene material to a minor, soliciting a child by computer and sexual exploitation of a minor.

He was held in a Northampton County jail under a $1.3 million bond. Authorities said he remained in custody Wednesday and his first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Seaboard police said Buffaloe is a part-time patrolman who has been with the department for about a year and a half. He is on administrative leave without pay.