Vanderbilt paramedic on leave amid child pornography investigation

Posted at 12:00 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 13:12:52-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A paramedic for Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been accused of possessing and sending child pornography via a mobile messaging app. He’s been placed on leave as the investigation remains ongoing.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Dylan Lee Wilson, of Hohenwald, is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

The TBI began investigating Wilson after receiving information from Metro police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Investigators say Wilson possessed and sent several dozen images and videos “consistent with child pornography” on the mobile messaging app, Kik.

He was arrested Sunday and booked into the Davidson County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Vanderbilt released a statement, saying: “We were made aware by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) of the arrest of Dylan Wilson, a paramedic employed by the Medical Center. Upon learning of the employee’s arrest we have initiated a process to place him on administrative leave and are cooperating fully with the TBI on its investigation."

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the suspect as an EMT. It has been updated to reflect that he's a paramedic.