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    Lansing police officer charged in child sex sting quits

    LANSING – A police officer charged with child sexually abusive activity has resigned, Lansing police announced Tuesday.

    Officer Benjamin Fielder, a 3-year veteran of the department, was arrested Aug. 9 by the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with four felony crimes, including accosting a child and child sexually abusive activity, and was placed on unpaid leave.

    More:Lansing police officer charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes in sting

    On Tuesday, Fielder informed Interim Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee he was quitting his job, effective immediately, the police agency said in a news release.

    Fielder and four other men were charged in a sting operation by the Shiawassee Human Oppressions Team. 

    Fielder was charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes, child sexually abusive activity, using a computer to commit a crime and felony firearm possession.

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