Norfolk officer charged with unlawful filming a minor, police say

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Corporal Roy Sharp, charged with unlawful filming, videotaping or photographing of another. (Norfolk police)
Corporal Roy Sharp, charged with unlawful filming, videotaping or photographing of another. (Norfolk police)

NORFOLK — A Norfolk police officer is accused of illegally filming a nude or exposed minor in November.

Norfolk Police Department Corporal Roy Sharp, 40, was indicted by a grand jury on April 5 and charged with the unlawful creation of videographic or still image of a minor, according to documents filed in the Norfolk Circuit Court.

Sharp is accused of taking a video or picture of a minor “while that person was totally nude, clad in undergarments or in a state of undress” on Nov. 21, court documents state.

The minor was “in a restroom or other location, when the person being recorded would have a reasonable expectation of privacy,” documents state.

NPD spokeswoman Melinda Wray said the incident happened in the 400 block of Fresh Meadow Road. Court documents show that is the same area that Sharp lives in.

Sharp is out of jail on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 19. A court order banned him from leaving Virginia.

He turned himself in to the police on April 6 and is currently on administrative duty, Wray said.

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