Former officer waives preliminary hearing on child pornography c - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Former officer waives preliminary hearing on child pornography charges

Curtis Thornton in court. (Photo: WBRC video) Curtis Thornton in court. (Photo: WBRC video)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A former Birmingham police officer charged with arson was in court on Thursday, this time on child pornography charges.

Officers say they found the incriminating images on a lap top in Curtis Thornton's home while conducting a search in relation to the arson cases. Thornton was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing today, but waived it.

His attorney says there is not a lot of information on the child pornography charges that would have come out in a preliminary hearing. He felt a hearing would have prejudiced a jury that may hear Thornton's arson case.

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