A local news station in Eastern Washington is being investigated by the police after a pornographic video reportedly played on a screen behind a meteorologist giving the forecast last Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department’s special victims unit is investigating the origin of the explicit video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during the dinner hour, the Spokesman-Review in Spokane reported.
TV viewers had called the department to report the video.
It was allegedly shown for around 10 seconds before it was taken off the screen.
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A spokesperson for the department said investigators haven’t yet concluded if the airing of the video was a criminal act.
KREM apologized for the video in a later Sunday broadcast. “Those of us here at KREM 2 want to apologize for something that happened in our 6 p.m. newscast tonight. An inappropriate video aired in the first part of the show. We are diligently working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again,” owner TEGNA reiterated in a statement to the Review.
The station could face a fine from the Federal Communications Commission – in 2015, Virginia station WDBJ-TV was fined $325,000 for showing sexually explicit material during a story about a former adult film star who had joined a volunteer rescue squad, according to the Roanoke Times.
TEGNA didn’t immediately respond to Fox News’ late-night request for comment.
Source: Fox News