Minnesota Firefighter Facing Child Porn Charges

A Minnesota firefighter who also worked for local school districts is facing child pornography charges. William Pinckney, 34, is accused of possessing hundreds of files containing child pornography. According to KSTP.com, the imagery depicts children between the ages of 4 and 12.

Pinckney is charged with eight felony counts following an investigation by the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He has served as a paid-on-call firefighter/EMT with the Woodbury Fire Department since 2018.

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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