By Jackie Kent
TUCSON - A former Tucson Police officer has pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor.
Martin Ward entered his plea in court Monday morning.
In March, detectives investigating the distribution of child pornography online traced a file to an Internet address belonging to the former officer.
U.S. Marshals arrested Ward in Prescott back in June, after he reportedly fled the Tucson area.
Ward resigned from TPD last December following his arrest on domestic violence charges.
He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.