Former police recruit arrested on 48 counts of sexual acts against a minor
Memphis Police
Andrew Hellums

By Eryn Taylor, WREG

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A former Memphis police recruit was arrested on sex-related charges against a minor out of California.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Andrew Hellums was located on Hunters Run Drive in Olive Branch, Mississippi and was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to the Desoto County Detention Center where he was awaiting extradition.

In February, WREG reported that Hellums was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual exploitation and solicitation charges after an 8-year-old California girl's father found disturbing messages on her cellphone.

An investigation revealed that Hellums had several sexually explicit conversations with the victim from mid-November to mid-December of 2018, in which he asked her to perform sex acts and send the photos to him.

According to court records, the girl sent Hellums multiple photographs of herself "engaged in sexual acts or poses," and Hellums sent her photos of his "face and genitals."

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