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Pennsylvania nuclear plant worker to trial for child pornography police found on work computer

A former western Pennsylvania nuclear plant worker has been ordered to stand trial on charges he downloaded child pornography pictures on his work computer because he was bored.

The Beaver County Times ( ) reports 60-year-old Raymond Fischer Jr., of Harmony, will stand trial in May now that he waived a preliminary hearing last week.

FirstEnergy Corp. says the company promptly reported the images when they were found in October 2013, and fired Fischer from the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station three days later.

The state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation says 51 printed images of children ages 10 to 16 were found in Raymond Fischer Jr.’s open locker, and hundreds more on his work computer.

Fischer’s defense attorney didn’t immediately return a call for comment Thursday.


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