Retired Beavercreek DARE officer arrested in child porn case

Kevin Kovacs, retired Beavercreek police DARE officer
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Kevin Kovacs, retired Beavercreek police DARE officer

A retired Beavercreek police officer, and onetime DARE officer, was arrested Thursday morning on child pornography charges.

Kevin A. Kovacs, 58, is charged with producing, distributing, receiving, transporting and possessing child pornography, and tampering with a witness or informant, U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers stated in a news release.

Kovacs retired in August 2018 after 25 years with the Beavercreek Police Department. He worked as a patrol officer, crime prevention specialist and DARE officer with Beavercreek City Schools, according to a Beavercreek police Facebook post announcing his retirement.

Kovacs appeared in federal court Thursday afternoon and is scheduled to appear Friday afternoon for a detention hearing.

Kevin A. Kovacs  SHELBY COUNTY JAIL
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Kevin A. Kovacs SHELBY COUNTY JAIL

He was booked Thursday afternoon into the Shelby County Jail on a charge of corruption of a minor.

The case remains ongoing. Anyone with information related to the case is urged to contact the FBI at 513-421-4310 or the Fairborn Police Department at 937-343-8854.