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Police dispatcher on leave over polo pics

January 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A U.C. Irvine police dispatcher is on paid administrative leave in connection with pictures of high school water polo players posted on gay-oriented Web sites.U.C. Irvine authorities say they put Scott Cornelius on leave while they investigate. Pictures were taken of boys in bathing suits from more than a dozen high schools in Orange County alone.

Orange County officials are also checking whether posting the photos, which were taken in the public domain, is illegal.