Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Gov. Wolf on Wednesday called for the resignation of a state senator from Lebanon County who has been arrested and charged with child pornography and other charges involving images found on his cell phone. Sen. Mike Folmer, a Republican who played a key role in legalizing medical marijuana in the commonwealth, was charged with possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office. Both are felonies.
"This defendant serves as a state senator and was entrusted to honor and represent his community in the Pennsylvania Capitol. ... I will continue to say it " no one is above the law " no matter what position of power they hold," Shapiro said in a statement. "I will continue to work to protect children and hold those who abuse them accountable."
Wolf, in a statement, called for Folmer to "immediately resign."
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