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A NASA contractor accused of using his work computer to search and keep child porn was arrested this week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Anthony Joseph Culotta, Jr., 59, was arrested Wednesday after federal agents found over 1,000 images of child pornography, Department of Justice spokesman William Daniels said.

Culotta has been a NASA contractor since at least 2004, and worked with the Kennedy Space Center Launch Services Program, according to court records.

Authorities say he admitted to use his NASA-issued computer between May 31 and August 7, 2018 to view explicit images of children, some of whom were identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Culotta faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography, Daniels said.

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