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Las Vegas mass shooter's brother arrested for child porn

Las Vegas mass shooter's brother arrested for child porn
Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 12:14:33-04

According to a TMZ report, the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has been arrested for child pornography by a joint FBI and LAPD task force. The Associated Press later confirmed the report. 

"Bruce Paddock was taken into custody moments ago in North Hollywood, CA at an assisted living home," wrote TMZ.

"Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops were tipped that there was child porn on his computer and they got a search warrant. Our sources say the investigation began before his brother, Stephen, shot up the Vegas music festival earlier this month."

Police said they found child porn on Bruce Paddock's computer when he was taken into custody, according to TMZ.com.

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The family has a history of running afoul of the law. Bruce and Stephen's father was a well-known bank robber and at one point was on the FBI's 10 most wanted list. Their father died a few years ago.