Brother of Vegas shooter held in child-porn case

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Broken windows are seen on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after a lone gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

A felony complaint seeking the arrest of a brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock alleges one count of possession of child or youth pornography and 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

The complaint signed Tuesday by a Los Angeles County prosecutor alleges Bruce Douglas Paddock possessed more than 600 images of child or youth pornography between Jan. 1 and Aug. 30 of 2014.

His arrest Wednesday was confirmed by a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Arraignment is expected Thursday.

Bruce Paddock is not considered a suspect in the Las Vegas shooting. The official says the porn case predates the shooting. It wasn’t known if he has an attorney.

Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds more were wounded Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire from the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel tower.

Another brother, Eric Paddock, spoke to media following the shooting but Bruce Paddock did not.

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