Illegal Chemicals Led to Child Porn Discovery

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    FBI arrests Oceanside man on child pornography charges

    An Oceanside man will spend more than 24 years in prison for the child porn found on his computers during an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)

    David Michael Grummer,43, was under investigation two years ago for using the Internet to distribute federally banned pesticides, including DDT and Chlordane, and committing various violations involving storage and disposal of hazardous materials, said FBI spokesperson Darrell Foxworth.

    Grummer was working at a hazardous waste recycling facility at the time.

    When agents started looking into computer hard drives seized as part of that probe, they found child pornography stored in the data banks. That led to a second search by FBI Cyber Squad that uncovered hundreds of pictures on five separate hard drives.

    A federal jury convicted Grummer on 18 counts of receiving child pornography and five counts of possession in June 2010. On Friday, Aug. 21 he was sentenced to 295 months in prison.