Former Detroit Police and Fire pension fund Executive Director charged in child porn case

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - He once ran the day-to-day operations of Detroit’s pensions. Now he’s facing child pornography charges.

For 44 years, Walter Stampor’s life was the Detroit Retirement Systems.

As Executive Director of both pension funds, Stampor once ran the day-to-day operations until he retired in 2012. But now the 70-year-old could be spending his own retirement in a prison cell.

Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed 20 different felony charges against Stampor, accusing him of possessing child pornography.

On Monday, Stampor faced a judge in Sterling Heights where he was arraigned on 10 counts of Using a Computer to Commit a Crime and 10 counts of Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Materials.

The Attorney General says his investigators tracked known child pornography files to an IP address at Stampor’s home in Sterling Heights.

The AG’s special agents along with the Michigan State Police later searched Stampor’s house and say they found a significant amount of child sexually abusive material on his computer’s external hard drive.

His former co-workers tell the 7 Investigators that they are stunned to hear of his arrest. They say Stampor worked his way up through the ranks over several decades to run the retirement systems and call the allegations shocking.

The General Retirement System of The City of Detroit and the Police and Fire Retirement System of The City of Detroit released the following statement about the case:

We are shocked and saddened by this devastating news.  Our heartfelt concern goes out to everyone who has been affected.

Stampor will be back in court later this month for a preliminary exam.

So far, neither Stampor nor his family are commenting about his arrest.

The investigation was also conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

For more information on cyber security, the Michigan State Police urge you to visit: http://www.michigan.gov/cybersecurity

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