Jersey City Firefighter Facing Child Porn Charges

A veteran Jersey City firefighter has been suspended without pay following his arrest on charges related to child pornography.

Christopher Todd, 49, was arrested last week following a lengthy investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Cyber Crimes Unit. He has been charged with two offenses: endangering the welfare of a child via possession of child pornography, and endangering the welfare of a child via distribution of child pornography.

NorthJersey.com reported that a search warrant for Todd’s home was executed at the time of his arrest, citing Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal as the source. The Jersey Journal is reporting that computers from Todd’s firehouse were also seized as part of the investigation.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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