Firefighter Arrested for Possession of Child Porn Also a LPS Bus Driver

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Police arrested a Lincoln firefighter and substitute school bus driver for LPS on suspicion of possession of child pornography.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on November 26, Lincoln Police Sgt. Donahue was investigating computers that were sharing files depicting sexually explicit conduct involving children under the age of 18 over the internet.

Sgt. Donahue identified an IP address as possibly having files for sharing child porn. On December 12, a file was downloaded depicting explicit sexual activity between an adult male and a child.

Police served a search warrant on Tuesday at the home of 52-year-old Daniel King. King, a driver for the Lincoln Fire Department, admitted to using file sharing programs. King's computer was identified as the computer used in the file sharing transaction on December 12.

According to court documents, police found other files consistent with file sharing and child pornography was located on the computer and external drive.

King was lodged in jail Tuesday. He's expected in court February 7.

King was a substitute school bus driver for Lincoln Public Schools since 2009. Nancy Biggs, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources at LPS, says they removed King's name from the list of possible drivers who would be called to drive their buses.

LPS has no history of incidents with King.

"We have had no complaints about Mr. King's performance as a bus driver for us when he worked for us," said Biggs.

Public Safety Director Tom Casady says King is on leave from the fire department. Whether or not his job will be in jeopardy depends on court proceedings.

"Mr. King is innocent until proven guilty. We are going to investigate internally to see if he violated any of our rules and regulations at the fire department," said Casady. "We will deal with that as it unfolds."

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