Precursor Games developer Kenneth McCulloch has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography and the company he worked for has issued a statement saying that it has let him go. According to a press release from the Niagara Regional Police Service, Police executed a search warrant at McCulloch's St. Catharines, Ontario residence yesterday, and seized a "significant" number of computers and peripherals. The police began investigating McCulloch in April. He has been charged with one count each of possession of child pornography, making child pornography available, and accessing child pornography.
Precursor Games CEO Paul Caporicci confirmed on the Precursor Games forums that McCulloch is no longer associated--in any way--with the studio.
"We are deeply upset by this," reads a line from a statement released by a Precursor Games representative to GameSpot. "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Kenneth McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games.”
McCulloch was a founding member of Precursor Games and is a former Silicon Knights developer. Precursor is currently working on Shadow of the Eternals, a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.