Denton police officer arrested by FBI on child porn distribution charge

A Denton police officer is charged with distribution of child pornography.

Officer David Schoolcraft was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in federal court on Thursday.

The court documents that explain the evidence for the child pornography charge are still sealed.

Schoolcraft has been with the Denton Police Department for 15 years and has been assigned to patrol throughout that time.

"The Denton Police Department is not involved in the criminal case and is cooperating with the special agents conducting the investigation," the department said in a statement.

He is on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.