A North Branford police officer is facing charges after allegedly possessing suspected child pornography.

According to officials, 58-year-old Anthony DeLuise of Hamden was arrested on Dec. 31st after police executed a search and seizure warrant and found “multiple storage media devices, including computers” with suspected child pornography on them.

According to the North Branford Police Department, DeLuise has been absent from his position with the department since Feb. 14th, 2018 and he has not been part of an active duty roster since then.

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DeLuise has been charged with child pornography in the first degree and was released after posting a bond of $25,000.

An internal investigation has been launched and he is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 8th.