Colonel at War College faces porn charges in Pa.

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A colonel at the U.S. Army War College in central Pennsylvania is facing child pornography charges after authorities say they found thousands of images of children on his computer.

Investigators say 55-year-old Col. Robert Joel Rice was arrested Thursday and faces 120 counts after more than 10,000 files of suspected child pornography were found on his laptop. Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed says the charges come after an investigation of several months.

Authorities say Rice’s wife was interviewed Feb. 7 and said she saw child pornography on her husband’s laptop, which she turned over to investigators.

War college spokeswoman Carol Kerr said Rice is innocent until proven guilty, and will return to his job developing war games.

He’s being held in Cumberland County Prison; it wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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