DENVER (CBS4) – A 39-year-old Denver firefighter and resident of Highlands Ranch who was arrested at the fire station where he worked appeared in court Thursday on charges of of sexual exploitation of a child. Eric Trujillo was arrested Wednesday at the Denver Fire Department Station 36 at 4101 South Federal Boulevard.

Eric Trujillo

Eric Trujillo (credit: Arapahoe County)

After Arapahoe County investigators received a tip about Trujillo from an internet task force, they obtained a search warrant for the firehouse and arrested Trujillo on Wednesday morning. It is believed Trujillo was uploading videos of children being sexually assaulted while he was on duty. A search was also conducted at his home in Highlands Ranch.

Bond for Trujillo was set by a judge in Arapahoe County Court on Thursday morning at $50,000.

Trujillo has been a firefighter in Denver for 10 years. He is on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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