- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority employee has been arrested on child pornography charges.

NBC 10 reported (https://bit.ly/1MnQJGz ) Saturday that 54-year-old Charles Hanson of North Scituate was arrested late Wednesday during a raid by the Rhode Island State Police’s Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Hanson’s arrest was confirmed by State Police Capt. Matthew Moynihan, who told NBC 10 Hanson was arrested at the RPTA’s offices in Providence. He was charged with possession of child pornography and transfer of child pornography.

Hanson was being held at state police headquarters pending a court appearance.

Hanson worked in RIPTA’s maintenance department and has been employed by the authority since 2001. A RPTA spokeswoman confirmed he was terminated earlier this week.

A message was left at Hanson’s home.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com

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