Police arrested the former pastor of First Baptist Church in Los Alamos Friday for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography.
Paul Cunningham, 54, was arrested and charged with one count of possession and one count of distribution of pornography.
Cunningham was a minister at First Baptist Church at 2200 Diamond Drive, but had recently resigned.
The Los Alamos Police Department was apparently tipped off to Cunningham’s activities Feb. 11, when Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero and Deputy Sheriff John Horne brought a “zip” file to LAPD Sgt. John Rodriguez’ attention. The file was from a Det. Brian Adams of the Westminster Colorado Police Department. Adams, was conducting a child pornography case in his jurisdiction when he came across Cunningham’s IP address (an address assigned by an internet service provider).
He suspected Cunningham was sending child pornography files to a suspect in Colorado.