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Arson investigation leads to child porn arrest in Shelton

SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) - A Shelton man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation into a fire.

On Feb., 2018, officials began an investigation into a fire in a parking lot.

According to police, detectives seized 57-year-old William Tortora's phone and discovered photographs and video of child pornography on the device.

On March 1, Tortora was arrested in connection with the fire incident. While he was still incarcerated, Tortora was charged on Wednesday with illegal possession of child pornography in the third degree and promoting a minor in an obscene performance.

He is being held on a $75,000 bond for this incident.


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