January 23

Windham animal control officer charged with child porn

Detectives seized Joseph Payton’s computer after finding images and videos of child pornography on it.

The Associated Press

WINDHAM — Maine State Police say Windham’s animal control officer has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography.

Twenty-two-year-old Joseph Payton was arrested at his home in Casco Wednesday afternoon and taken to the Cumberland County Jail. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says detectives seized Payton’s computer after finding multiple images and videos of child pornography on it. Payton is charged with possessing sexually explicit material.

In addition to his animal control job, Payton has served as a volunteer firefighter in Casco.

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