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UVA dean facing child porn charges

A University of Virginia dean has plead not guilty to viewing and distributing child pornography.

Michael Morris, associate dean of UVA’s McIntyre School of Commerce, is accused of purchasing child porn through his university email account. The indictment against him claims that he logged on to a peer-to-peer child porn sharing service 200 times between January and October.

He was arrested on November 6th. At the time of his arrest, he was knowingly in possession of child porn, according to NBC News.

A spokesperson for UVA told The Daily Caller that the university has suspended Morris for the time being. UVA would not comment on whether he was still being paid, however.

“That’s all we are saying about it from the university standpoint,” said a university spokesperson, McGregor McCance, in a statement.

Morris is 50 years old. He has been published in numerous academic journals and is an expert on information technology.

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