(Detroit Free Press) A former Child Protective Services employee from Birmingham is due in federal court Wednesday on child pornography charges, accused of ordering hundreds of child erotica films from an overseas moviemaker, including one that featured naked boys having food fights.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, William Shaffer, 71, a licensed social worker, spent nearly $7,000 over five years on roughly 222 videos he ordered from an international moviemaking company’s website. An investigation into the production firm led authorities to Shaffer, who in 1987 was accused of molesting a boy between the ages of 8 and 9 when he was a CPS employee, the complaint said.

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