By Jon Livesey
Puerto Rico: Cynthia Marrero Pomales has been suspended after allegedly letting a male colleague take the photos which were then shared on social media
A female police officer has been suspended amid claims she let a male colleague take X-rated photographs as she pleasured herself in uniform at her station.
The alleged incident came to light when the images were leaked to fellow officers and shared on social media, leading to them going viral in Puerto Rico.
Senior officers on the Caribbean island quickly identified the officer in the snaps as Cynthia Marrero Pomales, 29, who is based in the town of Carolina.
One picture also shows her with a US flag draped over her body.
The officer was immediately suspended over allegations she had offended the honour of the police force and damaged its reputation in public.
According to reports in Puerto Rico, she has been interviewed and given a statement, although no details have been provided to local media.
It is thought that Officer Pomales uploaded the images herself.
However, it is understood that she had not intended for them to be seen outside of a small, private circle of friends.
Superintendent Jose Luis Caldero Lopez has confirmed the authenticity of the photos and that Officer Pomales has been suspended.
It is not the first time a sex scandal has disgraced police in Puerto Rico.
In 2014, two officers were sacked over pictures showing them engaging in a sex act inside the Presidential palace.