Nurse who worked with kids busted for child porn

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man whose job it is to help kids is accused of downloading disturbing pictures and videos of children. Now, his employers are reacting to his arrest.

It was inside a northwest Albuquerque home where the feds say they found more than 255 images and videos of child porn.

A federal criminal complaint said John Jaramillo viewed and shared those computer files from June of 2013 through March 2014. The videos are graphic and some feature children as young as five.

Jaramillo worked as a registered nurse, splitting his time between Footprints Home Care off of Jefferson in northeast Albuquerque and Bernalillo Academy on Gibson near San Pedro.

In a statement, the president of Footprints told KRQE News 13 Jaramillo had worked with the company for 15 months and passed an extensive background check.

“We are extremely concerned and disturbed by these charges,” the president said.

Footprints told News 13 Jaramillo would make home visits to children receiving care, adding “the charges against Mr. Jaramillo contain no allegations of abuse or exploitation of Footprints’ clients.”

At Bernalillo Academy, the Executive Director told News 13 “during his [Jaramillo's] employment with us, at no time was he ever alone with any of our students and never met with our students outside our facility”

That also means no home visits.

Footprints Home Care does get some funding from the state for its home care services.

Jaramillo is no longer with either company.

He was last certified as a registered nurse in October of 2012. A search of court records shows he doesn’t have a criminal history, just traffic violations.

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