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Retired Wright State Professor Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Possession
DAYTON -- James Uphoff, 76, of Oakwood recently pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography following an investigation that began, authorities say, when employees of Wright State University found questionable material on a printer and copy machine on campus.
According to court documents, in early September 2012, just prior to Uphoffs retirement from Wright State, University Police began investigating Uphoff after the employees found the materials. Investigators also examined a university-owned computer Uphoff used, and searched Uphoffs Oakwood residence.
Investigators seized computer media from Uphoffs residence and had it examined at the Miami Valley Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory. Analysts say they found about 550 images and two videos of child pornography on three of the devices. The examination also recovered printouts depicting images of naked teenage boys and young adults in bondage and/or pornographic poses.
The plea agreement contains a sentencing range of at least six and not more than 24 months. The court will conduct an investigation and schedule a sentencing date later.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims.
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