Sebring fire inspector arrested on child porn charges

Sebring fire inspector and the Chief of the Lorida Volunteer Fire Department was arrested for child porn possession

Swen Swenson, 47, arrested for 43 counts of possession of videos depicting child pornography

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – The Sebring Fire Department employee has been arrested for 43 counts of possession of videos depicting child pornography, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

Swen Swenson, 47, is a fire inspector at the SFD and also the Chief of the Lorida Volunteer Fire Department. He was arrested Thursday at his home at 8400 Hampshire Road.

According to the Highland County Sheriff’s report, the region’s Internet Crimes Against Children coordinator Det. Kelley Wedley of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shared information she has got from a video host company Sevdvid.

The tip was about about one of Sevdvid’s users, who uploaded 43 videos on their servers. The company representatives suspected those videos might contain child porn.

Officers subpoenaed the records and discovered that the ISP address for the user belonged to Debbie Rader who lived on Hampshire Road in Sebring.

Highlands deputies searched that house where Swenson also lived. Detectives found hundreds of pieces of possible evidence that will take weeks to examine.

Swenson was arrested after the search for child porn video possession. He is at the Highlands County jail on $430,000 bond.

Highlands detectives continue their investigation.

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