A police officer has been arrested and charged with uploading child pornography to a social media site, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Evan Robert Dahl, a 23-year-old resident of Torrance, was arrested on Friday after the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was alerted in March by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that “child sexual abuse material (CSAM) was uploaded from an unknown address in Torrance using a social media platform,” the LAPD said in a press release.

The LAPD and Torrance Police Department identified Dahl, a former police officer, as the the suspect, and he was arrested for possession of child sexual abuse material, police said.

“On May 6, 2022, LAPD ICAC Task Force investigators served a search warrant at several locations in Torrance, including Dahl’s residence, where evidence was seized,” police said.

Torrance police issued a statement Friday night announcing the department is “aware of the troubling allegations leading to Evan Dahl’s arrest,” adding that “Evan Dahl no longer works for the Torrance Police Department.”

“We have and will continue to cooperate with LAPD’s investigation. Because this matter involves an ongoing criminal investigation, we must refer any additional questions to LAPD,” the statement added.

Dahl was cited and released, jail records show, and he is due to appear in court on June 3.

Anyone with information about this case, including potential victims, is asked to contact Detective Marvin Mancia at 562-624-4027. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

Any suspected inappropriate contact with a minor or knowledge of CSAM on the internet should be immediately reported to local law enforcement or to the NCMEC at 800-843-5678 or missingkids.com. The NCMEC will forward the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency nationwide.