- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut say a state social worker has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Hamden police say 56-year-old Luis Rivas-Vasquez turned himself in Wednesday after computer equipment seized from his home turned up 13 movie files of child pornography.

The state Department of Children and Families, where Rivas-Vasquez was a social worker, says it took “immediate action” after learning of Rivas-Vasquez’s arrest, including seizing his state computer.

A spokesman says Rivas-Vasquez was a social worker at the time of his arrest, but he retired before the department found out.

Police say the examination of Rivas-Vasquez’s home computer was part of an investigation that began in February 2015.

Rivas-Vasquez was released from jail on $35,000 bail. It couldn’t be determined Saturday if he has retained an attorney.


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