Police: ‘Bored’ nuke plant worker downloaded child porn

The Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
The Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) – Police say a western Pennsylvania nuclear plant worker downloaded hundreds of child pornography pictures because he was bored.

FirstEnergy Corp. told the Beaver County Times the company promptly reported the images when they were found in October 2013, and fired the worker from the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station three days later.

The state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation says 51 printed images of children ages 10 to 16 were found in Raymond Fischer Jr.’s open locker, and hundreds more on his work computer.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Fischer and The Associated Press could not immediately locate a phone number for the Harmony resident.

He faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 13. It wasn’t immediately clear why authorities waited two years to file the charges.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s