Connecticut Meteorologist Arrested on Child Porn Charges

HAMDEN, Conn. – Authorities arrested a Connecticut meteorologist on child pornography charges Wednesday amid a joint, ongoing investigation.

State police, along with the FBI, Homeland Security and the Hamden Police Department, searched 33-year-old Justin Goldstein’s Hamden home, seizing computers and computer-related equipment containing kiddie porn files, according to a criminal complaint.

Goldstein wasn’t home when officers executed the warrant. Investigators arrested Goldstein at the WTNH news station where he worked as a meteorologist, WTIC reported.

Justin Goldstein, 33, faces charges of child porn possession and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. (WTIC)

The station said in a statement he’s been suspended pending the investigation.

The bust is part of an ongoing child pornography investigation.

Police said the investigation began in June after video files of suspected child pornography were downloaded from an online account linked to Goldstein.

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He was charged with promoting a minor in an obscene performance and first-degree possession of child pornography.

Goldstein made his $200,000 bail and has a  court date of Tuesday, July 26.