Volunteer firefighter arrested, charged with possession of child porn

By Mark Boyle - Reporter

HOUSTON - Eastex Volunteer firefighter, Adam Devine, is off the job on administrative leave after being arrested and charged with possession of child porn.

Police say they were tipped off Devine was downloading and sharing child porn and when they went to his house, he admitted to the crime. Court records indicate there were more than 100 videos and 1,000 pictures taken into evidence.

Eastex Volunteer Fire Chief Bryan Harris says he was shocked to hear about the allegations.

"Nobody likes to hear those kind of things, especially these type of allegations. I've known Adam for 10 years since he first started here. It's upsetting, you never thought that's something he would do but that's up to the courts to judge him," Harris said.

Harris told Channel 2 he didn't even know about the arrest until a routine annual background check.

"We have a policy that annually we run everyone's background and their driving record. When we came across this issue, we took action the next day."

Devine's next court hearing is scheduled for April.

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