The Van Buren County 911 Coordinator was fired Friday after he was criminally charged in a child porn case Thursday afternoon.

Tayler Lei Fisher, 36, of Clinton was hired on as the county’s 911 coordinator on Jan. 6, 2014. He was fired Friday after being released from the Van Buren County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond. Fisher was also the county’s computer technician.

Arkansas State Police arrested Fisher Thursday morning at the Van Buren County courthouse annex, where he worked. Online records show the Clinton man has been formally charged with three counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit content involving a child.

He posted a $20,000 bond immediately after his first appearance hearing before District Judge Chris R. Carnahan at 10:45 a.m.

Van Buren County Judge Dale James said “the office of 911 will continue without interruption” and also that the city is dissolving the position. Duties previously managed by Fisher have been distributed among other employees.

The investigation against Fisher launched in August after “a peer 2 peer investigation revealed numerous images of child pornography” between Aug. 4-18 that were coming from an IP address that was later traced to Fisher, according to the felony probable cause affidavit filed at 4:35 p.m. Thursday in Van Buren County Circuit Court.

While the Clinton man is not listed as the IP address’s owner, authorities believe Fisher used his father’s internet connection to download the illegal content.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security and ASP investigators searched the Clinton man’s home after he was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday.

After searching the man’s home, investigators questioned Fisher about the child porn downloaded via Sharaza when he admitted to having “approximately 12-24” explicit videos stored on an external hard drive, according to the affidavit.

Fisher also admitted to downloading and viewing child porn over the past 15 years, the affidavit states.

ASP spokesman Bill Sadler said special agents and investigators are still building their case against Fisher.

“Agents assigned to the case are continuing their investigation based on the recovery of computer hardware that has been recovered as a result of [a] search warrant,” he said.

Due to the allegations against Fisher, Carnahan ordered him to stay away from “anywhere children congregate.”

“Nor are you to be within 1,000 feet of any childcare facility, daycare, school or similar [facility],” Carnahan said Friday morning.

Staff writer Marisa Hicks can be reached at mhicks@thecabin.net.