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New Jersey fire chief accused of distributing child porn

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 6:00 AM

AUDUBON, New Jersey (AP):

State prosecutors have accused a New Jersey (NJ) fire chief of using the firehouse computer to distribute child pornography online.

Authorities arrested 44-year-old John Terruso of Marlton at the Audubon Park Volunteer Fire Company in Camden County on Wednesday night.

Terruso is held on $150,000 bail, charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.

The investigation began when a Homeland Security Investigations agent was monitoring a file-sharing network.

Investigators seized four laptop computers, a desktop computer, two external hard drives, a tablet, thumb drives, and cell phones. The state attorney-general's office says a preliminary review of the equipment revealed over 1,000 files of suspected child pornography.

It is not known if Terruso has hired a lawyer.