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Nassau County fire department employee arrested in child-exploitation case

Robert Ginder of Callahan was charged in a federal criminal complaint and faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 34-year-old logistics officer for Nassau County Fire Rescue has been charged with access with intent to view child-exploitation material, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Robert Arthur Ginder of Callahan was charged in a federal criminal complaint and faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervised release if convicted. He is in custody pending a scheduled Friday hearing, prosecutors said.

According to the complaint, investigators gained access to a computer cloud platform and found a group chat where users were distributing child-exploitation material.

Further investigation by Homeland Security identified Ginder’s Callahan home as the source used by the account, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Federal agents executed a search warrant at Ginder’s home Tuesday and arrested him, prosecutors said.

Click here to read the article by the Florida Times-Union.