Precursor Games co-founder arrested on child pornography charges

Ken McCulloch arrested in Ontario home for possession and distribution of abusive images

A founding member of Precursor Games, the Ontario studio founded by key Silicon Knights staff, has been dismissed following his arrest on suspicion of child pornography charges.

Ken McCulloch (Image: Polygon)

Ken McCulloch, 42, of St. Catharines in Ontario, was arrested on June 27 on one count of possession of child pornography, one count of making child pornography available, and one count of accessing child pornography.

His home was searched by local detectives and the child exploitation unit, along with the technological crimes unit and uniform officers. A "significant number of computer systems and peripheral devices were seized as evidence", the police force states.

Precursor Games, which recently pulled its Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter project due to lack of support, has now dismissed McCulloch.

"Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Ken McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games," said the studio's chief executive Paul Caporicci.

McCulloch is currently in custody while he awaits a bail hearing.