Fort Lauderdale lifeguard charged with 40 counts of child pornography

Police say they found two computers containing child porn

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla - A Fort Lauderdale lifeguard was arrested Tuesday after police say they found child pornography on his computer.

Nick Maniscalso was charged with 40 counts of child pornography Wednesday, and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Police say they found two computers in Maniscalso;s Deerfield Beach apartment in the 600 block of SE 2nd Avenue. The computers contained child pornography videos featuring children younger than 13. Fort Lauderdale spokesman, Matt Little says Maniscalso was fired Tuesday, after the city learned of his arrest.

"As per protocol, the City conducts pre-employment background checks prior to hiring. There were no negative findings in Mr. Maniscalso's report. The City issued a letter advising Mr. Maniscalso that his services would no longer be needed," Little said in an e-mail.

The newspaper reports that Maniscalso was hired as a part-time seasonal lifeguard in January 2012 and last worked at a city pool on March 16th.

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