Ex-firefighter accused of child porn, certificate suspended

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A former Washington state firefighter facing charges of possession of child pornography has had his emergency medical technician certificate suspended by the state.

Beau France, 41, was arrested after a Department of Homeland Security investigation tracked explicit images involving children to a computer in France’s Mount Vernon home and later to a flash drive.

He has been charged in Skagit County Superior Court with five counts of possession of child pornography. France pleaded not guilty to the charges.

France’s EMT certificate was issued in 2011. He had been employed by the Mount Vernon Fire Department since April 2015. He resigned from the department July 12.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.