By CBSNewYork Team

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer from Long Island has been arrested on child porn charges.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Carmine Simpson, from Holbrook, targeted dozens of minors on Twitter and convinced them to send sexually explicit photos and videos to him.

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At times, he allegedly pretended he was 17 and used a filter to look younger.

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Holbrook has been charged with the sexual exploitation of children.

The NYPD says he has been suspended without pay.

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