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County Employee Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Erik Muller Erik Muller

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Charges were filed in the United States District Court against a Henderson man for possession of child pornography. 

Erik Muller was arrested in November and charged with sexual exploitation of a child, and advertising, transporting, receipt, and possession of child pornography. Muller is an employee of Clark County.

Henderson Police began investigating Muller after allegedly finding him trading child pornography on the Internet. During a search of his house, they found a significant amount of child pornography on a computer.

Police also searched his work computer and found about 100 images of child pornography and several sexually-explicit webcam chats with what appeared to be underage girls.

According to the indictment, Muller's work computer had come to the attention of law enforcement after finding it was being used to download illegal images on the Clark County network. It is unclear if he ever faced discipline after that incident.

No one answered at Muller's Henderson home near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road, but his next door neighbors just learned the disturbing details.

Demitrio and Trisha Frausto and their little girl just moved in next door. They are happy police tracked him down before his admitted child pornography curiosity spread.

"My heart's beating. I'm just uncomfortable. We just recently moved here, maybe like less than a year ago, from Las Vegas to the nice part of town - Henderson," Demitrio Frausto said. "Come to find out I'm living next door to some dude downloading child porn. Not cool."

In a statement, a spokesman for Clark County say, "These are very troubling allegations and we extend our sympathies to the victims and their families. After being made aware of the federal investigation initiated by law enforcement and prior to them moving forward with an indictment of Mr. Muller, the County had initiated proceedings to terminate Mr. Muller's employment."

Muller cooperated with police during their investigation. He was arrested and booked into jail and his next court appearance is on January 30, 2012.

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