Las Vegas Shooter’s Brother Arrested For Possessing Child Porn

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    The brother of Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock was taken into custody on Wednesday for allegedly possessing a large amount of child pornographic images. He now faces nearly two dozen charges related to child pornography and sexual exploitation of children.

    58-year-old Bruce Douglas Paddock was arrested at around 8:00 am at a Los Angeles nursing facility and could be seen getting transported via wheelchair into the back of a van by LAPD officers, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    Paddock – who is not the same brother who gave TV interviews in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre – became the subject of an investigation after authorities found evidence of child porn inside of a business where Paddock had been squatting. The evidence was uncovered after he was evicted from the premises.

    Investigators could not easily track down Paddock since he was homeless at the time, but they only “recently” were able to determine that he was residing at the nursing facility in North Hollywood. A photo of Paddock was released to the public “in case there may be victims of unreported incidents.”

    According to LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein, the investigation into Paddock began before the Las Vegas shooting and had no connection to the rampage that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more.

    This is not the first time that Bruce Paddock has run afoul of the law. The longtime Los Angeles County resident was charged in 1989 with assault and battery and criminal attempt of court, and in 1993 charged with annoying a child under 18. The charges were dismissed in the first case and he was acquitted in the second.

    In the years to come, Paddock was charged with a slew of property crimes, including burglary, petty theft, vandalism, and arson. He pleaded no contest to some of the charges while others were dismissed.

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