Chief: SEPTA bus driver was downloading child porn just before arrest

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Bucks County man arrested on child porn charges. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on May 22, 2017.

A 57-year-old Bucks County man who works as a SEPTA bus driver is behind bars after being arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

When the FBI, along with several local police departments, raided the home of Douglas Maddox, they say they knew right away that their information was good.

"We went to the computer, he was actually downloading child porn as we were entering the house," New Britain Township Police Chief Robert Scafidi said.

The New Britain Township Police Department was part of the investigation in conjunction with the Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Chief Scafidi says the arrest was made three days ago and they are still processing the evidence.

"So far, all the forensics aren't done yet, but he had hundreds of downloads of files of child porn," Scafidi said.

Maddox has since been released on $75,000 bail.

Action News went to his home in Perkasie on Monday to see if he would be willing to speak on camera about the case, but no one answered the door.

SEPTA officials say they are aware of the allegations and Maddox has since been reassigned to office duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators want to know if this case goes beyond video downloads. Anyone with any further information is urged to call police.
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