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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. 

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.

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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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