Former officer charged with arson, child porn appears in court

Former officer charged with arson, child porn appears in court

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Curtis Thornton. Source: Birmingham Police Department Curtis Thornton. Source: Birmingham Police Department
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A former Birmingham police officer charged with arson and child pornography was in court Wednesday.

Curtis Thornton told a judge he will use the same attorney to represent him on the arson and pornography charges.

Last May, authorities charged Thornton with setting fire to homes in Warrior and Birmingham. During that investigation, they found images of child pornography on a laptop inside his home.

Two other men have also been charged in the arson case. Their trial has now been moved from March 25 to April 1.

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