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Miami-Dade Firefighter Under Investigation For Sharing Child Porn

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Miami-Dade Firefighter has been moved to desk duty after police started investigating him for sharing what investigators say were seven x-rated pictures of underage girls on Twitter.

According to our news partners, the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade Police are investigating Gabriel Diaz,38,  on allegations of transmitting and possessing child pornography.

Police said two of the pictures posted were of underage girls engaged in sex.

According to Diaz’s lawyer, the longtime firefighter has done nothing wrong. He was just sharing adult content with his friends on Twitter using the name “ot_a_ku2″, not knowing they could possibly contain girls between the ages of 14 and 17.

Diaz worked in the Public Education Unit at the department where he  gave fire safety and medical emergency presentations to school children.

Diaz’s Attorney Gus Lage told the Miami Herald, “There is no evidence he was searching for child porn, looking for it, requesting it, chatting about it.There was nothing about the images that would lead anyone to think the women were underage.”

Detectives seized his computers, phones, cameras and tablets from his house as well as his county work computer, which was believed to have been used to transmit images. They allegedly found 262 photos uploaded to the twitter account, some of which were not explicit.

According to detectives, many of the explicit photos were “age difficult” meaning they could not determine the age of the females.

Diaz has not been charged . He has been a Miami-Dade firefighter since 1996.

“He served as a firefighter with distinction, never had a problem,” Lage told the Miami Herald. “He’s got two kids, a girlfriend, a normal every day life.”

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