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Connecticut Meteorologist Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Police say files of suspected child porn were found in a search of Justin Goldstein's computer equipment

(Published Thursday, July 14, 2016)

Connecticut state police have arrested a local television meteorologist on child porn charges. 

Police said Justin Goldstein, 33, of Hamden, was arrested at his place of work, WTNH-TV, in New Haven Wednesday. He has been charged with first-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance, police said. 

Laurent Cipriani, AP

The investigation began in June when videos of suspected child pornography were downloaded from an account assigned to Goldstein, according to a news release from police. 

Investigators went to Goldstein's home on Aspen Glen Drive in Hamden Wednesday to execute a search warrant and police said they seized various computer equipment and found files of suspected child porn at the scene.

Goldstein was released on a $200,000 surety bond and expected in court in Meriden on July 26.

WTNH-TV confirmed his arrest and released the following statement.

"We are deeply concerned by the allegations," Mark Higgins, general manager of WTNH-TV, said. "Until the matter is resolved, Justin Goldstein is suspended from his duties at WTNH." 

It wasn't immediately clear if Goldstein had an attorney.

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