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Former Medic employee accused of downloading, exchanging child porn

Christopher Mauldin

Christopher Mauldin

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A man trusted to help people in emergencies is in jail accused of downloading and exchanging child pornography over the Internet.

Christopher Mauldin was arrested last month and days later, he was no longer working as a dispatcher in the 911 call center with Mecklenburg County.

According to WSOC, Maudlin uploaded about 100 images through his Twitter account. About half were images of child porn.

Police said after they knocked on his door, Mauldin helped them find more child porn on his computer.

Detectives said there is no record of him using Charlotte’s Medic’s equipment to exchange the images.

Police said the pictures were encoded with data that alerted Twitter security officials.

Twitter employees alerted the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the SBI.

They confirmed the images were sent from Mauldin’s Twitter and the SBI contacted the Gaston County Police Department.

Mauldin was cooperative and told them how to find additional images of child porn.

They arrested him and seized his computer and digital equipment.

Medic would not say Mauldin was fired or resigned.

They said they have security in place to make sure their computers are not misused.

Source: WSOC



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