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Federal Employee from Fair Lawn Arrested for Possession of Explicit Images of Minors

Fair Lawn

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee was arrested for possessing explicit images of minors on his EPA computer, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, John Struble, 63, of Fair Lawn, is charged by complaint with possession of explicit images of minors.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

The EPA alerted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that it discovered explicit images of minors on a computer that it issued to Struble. 

HSI learned that Struble had navigated to websites containing sexual content and viewed explicit images of minors using his EPA computer. 

HSI located a cache folder containing approximately 100 images constituting explicit images of minors, which Struble had accessed from Fair Lawn using his EPA computer. 

HSI further determined that Struble accessed the explicit images of minors on his EPA computer using a web browser that was not authorized by the EPA for installation on the computer.