A Fall River police officer was arrested by his own department Friday morning for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old.

Michael Morin had been on paid administrative leave since May 29 after the department learned about the alleged relationship and "inappropriate photographs" in Morin's possession, the department said in a news release.

Chief Paul Gauvin will "assess" Morin's employment at the end of an internal investigation.

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Morin was arrested by the department's Major Crimes Division. He was arraigned later in the day on one felony count of possession of child pornography.

"Police officers, especially those who work for the Fall River Police Department, must be held to a higher standard in both their personal and professional lives," the department said. "We do not accept any behavior that does not reflect the morals and values of the Fall River Police Department, or which violates the trust and respect that our officers work hard every day to earn."

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