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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, FIREFIGHTER DANIEL KING was arrested Thursday and charged with felony possession of child pornography. King's arrest follows a search warrant service on his house Tuesday where Lincoln police found the porn on his personal PC along with an external hard drive that was filled with more of it.
The Lincoln Journal Star tells how the investigators' trail led to King:
King’s arrest came nearly two months after the investigator, Sgt. John Donahue, was checking out computers that were sharing child pornography, the affidavit says. Donahue identified an IP address and subpoenaed the Internet provider to get the street address tied to that account.
Investigators say a file was downloaded from the same IP address on Dec. 12 showing sexual acts between a man and a child, which led to Tuesday’s search warrant and King’s arrest.
Prosecutors charged King Thursday with possessing child pornography, a crime that carries a one- to 20-year prison sentence. He got out of jail later that day after Lancaster County Judge James Foster set his bail at 10 percent of $15,000.
King has been a Lincoln firefighter for 22 years. He has been put on administrative leave and Fire and Rescue Chief John Huff says that, "You can rest assured we’ll take appropriate action as quickly as we can. We want to make sure the public’s trust and confidence continues. We’ll be very diligent and direct in how we react to this."
King is due back in court on February 7 and the city's internal investigation is expected to be completed by then.
KLKN-TV filed this video report:
The Lincoln Journal Star has the STORY.
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