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Chapel Hill firefighter suspended after arrest on porn charges

January 11, 2019 GMT

A Chapel Hill firefighter has been suspended without pay following his arrest Tuesday on pornography-related charges, officials said.

Jaime Ernesto Palacios, 53, was charged with three felony counts of dissemination to minors under the age of 16 years. He was released after posting a $45,000 bond.

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is conducting an administrative investigation, and the State Bureau of Investigation is assisting local police with the criminal investigation.