‘Reprehensible’: Rochester Police officer arrested, accused of exposing himself to a minor

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A Rochester Police officer is accused of exposing himself to a 16-year-old girl and acting in a lewd manner in a video chat.

Shawn Jordan, 39, has been charged with disseminating indecent material, a felony, and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

New York State Police say Jordan exposed himself during a video chat on Facebook messenger with the victim at 11:35 p.m. on March 16th.

“Upon becoming aware of these reprehensible allegations, I requested the New York State Police initiate a criminal investigation and directed the Professional Standards Section to conduct an internal investigation,” said Rochester Police Chief David Smith. “Based upon these allegations, I have suspended Shawn Jordan without pay from his duties as a Rochester Police Officer.”

Rochester Police Officer Shawn Jordan leaves court Friday, March 24. (VIDEO: Todd Hayes/WHEC)

Jordan appeared in court on Friday. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back at 9:30 a.m. on May 3.

“Every time we have an allegation involving a minor, it is disturbing,” said Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley. “We are concerned that there may be other individuals impacted by Shawn Jordan’s actions. If you or anyone you know has information regarding this investigation, please reach out to the New York State Police.”

Shawn Jordan has been a Rochester police officer for about 15 years. News10NBC looked into his disciplinary records, which show in 2016 he was suspended for 10 days following a domestic incident with an ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Jordan was ordered by then-chief Michael Ciminelli to stay away from the man.