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Kinston fire captain charged in child porn case

Posted June 3, 2013

Thomas A. Taylor Sr.
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— A 17-year fire captain with the Kinston Department of Public Safety has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest on charges linked to child pornography.

Thomas A Taylor Sr., who has served with the department for 26 years, is charged with felony peeping, possession of photographic images, secretly using an image device and disseminating images.

Authorities said Taylor, who is also a reserve deputy with the Greene County Sheriff's Office, was arrested after an investigation by the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Homeland Security.

Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill said his office was contacted about a minor being exploited over the Internet. Deputies said an IP address was tracked to Taylor's home.

Investigators say Taylor threw a laptop into a creek as he drove home at the request of investigators, but fire and rescue personnel recovered it.

Taylor was held in the Lenoir County jail on a $35,000 secured bond.
 

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  • dwr1964 Jun 4, 2013

    Jimmy, if you really think that every man's brain is wired to want to peep, maybe the cops need to do a search of your home and office. You could not be farther from the truth. If you were to claim that every perverted man's mind is wired to peep, I could agree with you.

  • lisa4 Jun 3, 2013

    Agree with you sunshine1040!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mattcli Jun 3, 2013

    "Seriously? Every mans brain is wired to want to peep." Jimmytwotimes

    No it's not, I can assure you. Especially not where kids are involved.

  • Obamacare for life Jun 3, 2013

    Okay, so, uh, perhaps 95% of us don't want to see what he's got on the laptop after that nice little story update.

  • Obamacare for life Jun 3, 2013

    Jimmy, I'm sure 95% of us would love to see what he's got on that laptop he threw in the creek.

  • Jimmytwotimes Jun 3, 2013

    It's both amazing and disturbing what "excites" some people. How does someone's brain get wired like that and what can we possibly do about it beyond just locking them away for a long time? I guess that's the million dollar question. I feel horrible for the people he's peeped on and distributed pictures of. I'm glad he was caught before things got even worse and hope he never does this again, but I know that's too much to hope for.
    mattcli

    Seriously? Every mans brain is wired to want to peep. You have to decide if you wanna go through with it and violate someone and risk prison time,...thats the part that determines a good man from a peeping Tom, You know the risk and if you do it than you deserve to be punished.

  • sunshine1040 Jun 3, 2013

    Administration leave ? Fired is the solution and not allowed to retire

  • katekdg Jun 3, 2013

    A real Peeping Tom!!

  • Obamacare for life Jun 3, 2013

    This man is a true voyeur.

  • mattcli Jun 3, 2013

    It's both amazing and disturbing what "excites" some people. How does someone's brain get wired like that and what can we possibly do about it beyond just locking them away for a long time? I guess that's the million dollar question. I feel horrible for the people he's peeped on and distributed pictures of. I'm glad he was caught before things got even worse and hope he never does this again, but I know that's too much to hope for.

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