Retired CHP Officer Faces Up To 20 Years In Federal Prison

A retired Redding CHP Officer has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges. 53-year-old Timothy Allen Horwath was a patrol officer working the Redding area during the 8 months of 2019 that he knowingly received pictures of children engaging in sexual conduct. His pre-trial release was revoked February 24th when he violated the conditions by accessing the Internet and using smart phones and tablets. He agreed to deposit $75,000 into a restitution fund. When he’s sentenced in August, Horwath faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years in federal prison and a maximum of 20.