Harrisburg man arrested for sharing child pornography

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A Harrisburg man employed by Pennsylvania State Police was arrested after authorities said he was caught sharing child pornography from his home computer.

Maurice Brown, 53, used a peer-to-peer network to share files containing prepubescent children engaged in graphic sexual acts, according to charging documents.

Agents with the state attorney general’s office downloaded one of the files and allegedly identified Brown’s home as the source.

A laptop and desktop computer seized from his home contained both videos and photographs of suspected child pornography, documents state.

Brown was arrested Wednesday and charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography, 12 counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

He was committed to Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail.

Trooper Adam Reed, a state police spokesman, said Brown was employed as a clerk at the agency since 1992. He has been suspended without pay until the case is resolved.

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