Former Camp Pendleton Dispatcher Allegedly Possessed Child Porn

A 52-year-old Camp Pendleton fire dispatcher who allegedly possessed an “extensive collection” of child pornography faced a number of criminal charges today, including sexual exploitation of a child.

William Francis Walsh of Vista was arrested Tuesday and booked into jail on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child, advertising child pornography for distribution and possessing matter depicting child sexual sadism and/or masochism, according to a statement from the Escondido Police Department.

Police said Walsh first came to the attention of authorities in June. Over the course of weeks, detectives acquired “numerous” child pornography videos that were allegedly distributed by Walsh.

Computer equipment was seized in a subsequent search of his residence in July. The computers were forensically analyzed and found to contain “an extensive collection and history of child pornography images,” along with videos downloaded and distributed electronically from the residence, according to the police statement.

Source: http://patch.com/california/oceanside-camppendleton/former-camp-pendleton-dispatcher-allegedly-possessed-child-porn