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Former Professor Arrested for Child Pornography

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Former Professor Arrested for Child Pornography

A former Union College instructor was arrested on Knox County charges involving a child pornography investigation. 59-year-old Charles M. Jones, of Wallingford, KY, was arrested Sunday after an investigation started in June of 2014.

Mason County Detention Center Booking Photo

Mason County Detention Center Booking Photo

The charges concern suspected child pornography images found by a co-worker on a common printer/copier. The co-worker notified supervisors who contacted Barbourville Police. The college’s IT department was able to trace down the computer from which the images originated after an audit. Police seized the computer as well as storage devices and other items and sent them to the Kentucky State Police eCrimes Lab in Frankfort. Their investigation found hundreds of images of suspected child pornography.

Jones, who had quit his job at the college and left town, was charged with Possession of Matter Portraying the Sexual Performance of a Minor and Distribution of Matter Portraying the Sexual Performance of a Minor. He is currently lodged in the Mason County Detention Center.

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