Atlanta Police Embarrassed by Vice Case Involving Policewoman’s Husband


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says police officials have declined to answer questions about why it took the department seven years to investigate allegations that the husband of a female Atlanta police sergeant was involved in child pornography after it uncovered evidence he had paid young girls and photographed them engaged in sex acts. The suspect, Terrill “T.C.” Marion Crane, 47, is being held without bail and is scheduled for a detention hearing and preliminary examination in U.S. District Court in Atlanta tomorrow.

According to the paper, federal authorities are investigating Crane and his wife, Sgt. Tanya C. Crane, who was suspended with pay because officials believe she burned photographs and negatives of her husband with the girls. “We are interested in finding out if there are any other child victims out there,” U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said after Crane’s bail hearing Dec. 1.


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