Ex-Live Oak police sergeant faces more child porn charges

Feds say officer downloaded child porn on patrol car's laptop

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Kyle Adam Kirby, 35, arrested on Oct. 27, 2015, on a charge of child pornography, was indicted Friday on even more charges connected to the production and possession of child pornography.

If convicted, Kirby could face up to 30 years in prison on each charge.

According to court documents, FBI agents and other law enforcement officers searched warrant at Kirby's residence as the result of an online child pornography investigation. That same morning, the Live Oak police chief authorized the agents to inspect and search the computer located inside Kirby's patrol car.  A forensic examination of the patrol car computer used by Kirby revealed that it contained images depicting minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

His arraignment on the new charges is scheduled for March 24, 2016.

According to court documents, FBI agents and other law enforcement officers searched Kirby’s residence as the result of an online child pornography investigation. That same morning, the Live Oak police chief authorized the agents to inspect and search the computer located inside Kirby’s patrol car.

A forensic examination of the patrol car computer used by Kirby revealed that it contained at least 87 thumbnail images that either depicted minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including one involving a toddler, or that had titles indicative of child pornography. In addition, the Internet browser history on the computer contained search terms commonly used by individuals who search for child pornography online.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

 

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