Kern County firefighter arrested for possession of child pornography, deputies say

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KERN COUNTY, (KSEE/KGPE) – A Kern County firefighter accused of owning hundreds of images of child pornography has been arrested, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, December 17, detectives searched multiple homes as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation.

During the search, authorities say they found electronic devices containing 500 images of suspected child pornography at the home of Christopher Vega, a Kern County firefighter.

Vega was arrested on Monday at his home and booked into jail on a charge of possession of child pornography. His bail is set at $2,000,000.

Anyone with additional information may contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

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