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Former Greensboro firefighter faces multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor


HAPPENING NOW, A FORMER
GREENSBORO FIREFIGHTER HAS BEEN
ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH 10 COUNTS
OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A
MINOR. THAT MAN IS 30-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA
TAYLOR HALL. HE SERVED THE LAST 4 YEARS ON
THE GREENSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT
BEFORE RESIGNING EARLIER THIS
MONTH. OUR STEVE KING JOINS US LIVE
FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. STEVE, WHERE DO POLICE BELIEVE
HALL COMMITTED THESE CRIMES?>>THE SEARCH WARRANTS SHOW THAT
GREENSBORO POLICE DID SEARCH
FIRE STATION 41 HERE ON LAKE
BRANDT ROAD IN GREENSBORO, . AS WELL AS JOSHUA TAYLOR HALL’S
HOME IN MCLEANSVILLE. THE WARRANT SHOWS NOTHING WAS
FOUND AT THE FIRE STATION, BUT
INVESTIGATORS FOUND VARIOUS
MOBILE DEVICES AND MEMORY CARDS
CONTAINING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN
HALL’S HOME AND PERSONAL VEHICLES. NOW, HALL IS CHARGED WITH 10
COUNTS OF SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL
EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR. THE INVESTIGATION BEGAN WITH A
CYBER TIP TO THE NATIONAL CENTER
FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED
CHILDREN. WHO CONTACTED THE SBI. THE SBI THEN GAVE HALL’S
INFORMATION TO A GREENSBORO
POLICE DETECTIVE. WHO INVESTIGATED HALL’S ALLEGED
CRIMES, WHICH POLICE SAY TOOK
PLACE BETWEEN JUNE OF 20-17 AND
LAST NOVEMBER. WE ARE TOLD THE 30-YEAR-OLD
MCLEANSVILLE RESIDENT BEGAN
WORKING FOR THE GREENSBORO FIRE
DEPARTMENT JUST OVER 4 YEARS
AGO, AND RESIGNED ON OCTOBER 11. HE HAS POSTED BAIL FOR ALL OF
HIS CHARGES, AND IS CURRENTLY
OUT OF JAIL. THE GREENSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT
DOES NOT HAVE A COMMENT ABOUT
HALL. ALL IN ALL, GREENSBORO POLICE
SIEZED 3 CELL PHONES, 3 MEMORY
CARDS, 4 LAPTOPS AND A MOBILE
TABLET. AGAIN, NOTHING WAS FOUND DURING
THE SEARCH OF THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT ON OCTOBER 10, BUT
THOSE ITEMS I JUST SAID WERE
FOUND IN HALL’S HOME

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