A D.C. firefighter who's been with the department for decades has been indicted on child pornography charges in Pennsylvania, authorities announced Monday.
Authorities say that Earl Greg Walker, a fire lieutenant at Engine 22 on Georgia Avenue NW, received and possessed child pornography at his home in Adams County, Pennsylvania in 2011 and 2012.
Walker, 53, has been with the D.C. fire department for more than 20 years, fire department spokesman Tim Wilson confirmed. Walker is now on paid administrative leave.
Walker was identified as a suspect through Project Safe Childhood, a Department of Justice initiative that fights the sexual exploitation and abuse of children, the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said.
The program uses federal, state and local resources to find those who sexually exploit children and to identify and help victims, prosecutors said.
Walker was indicted Jan. 20 by a federal grand jury for receipt and possession of child pornography. He was arrested Jan. 29 and the indictment was unsealed Monday.
Walker was scheduled to make his initial appearance in court Monday.