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Jun 28, 2011 4:41 PM by Stephanie Collins

Carrier pleads "not guilty" to child pornography charges

Joshua Carrier appeared in court this afternoon and entered a plea in some of the charges against him.

He pled not guilty to child pornography charges related to DVDs that were found in his house. In March Investigators with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations revealed to police that Carrier had been identified as purchasing child porn on his computer, and when his home was searched several DVDs were found by his bed.

Carrier is also facing 78 separate counts of sexual assault on a child; he did not enter a plea today for those charges. Both the prosecution and defense anticipate additional charges in that case, a preliminary hearing was rescheduled for September 15th. Prosecuters say they plan to file more charges in that case, they have a deadline of July 26th to do that.

Carrier was a school resource officer at Mann Middle School in District 11. He served for seven years with the Police Department but is currently on suspension without pay. Carrier is being held at the El Paso County Jail on a half million dollar bond.

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