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Clark County fires employee facing child pornography charges

Clark County officials fired an employee who was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

Erik Muller, who worked as a public information officer in the Nuclear Waste Division, was terminated Dec. 8, county spokesman Erik Pappa said.

Muller, 40, faces a total of six felony counts, including sexual exploitation of a child, possession of child pornography and transportation of child pornography. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Muller worked for the county for 10 years and was paid $37.17 an hour. He was arrested after an undercover investigation by local and federal authorities, which began in October.

Henderson police searched his home on Nov. 15. Authorities raided Muller’s work station at the Clark County Government Center on Nov. 16 and seized a case containing an assortment of CDs, DVDs and USB storage devices, according to a criminal complaint.

According to the complaint, Muller had been gaining access to unlawful child pornography downloads through a laptop from home and at work, using the public wireless Internet network provided by the county to visitors at the government center.

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