University of Virginia dean pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Thursday, December 5, 2013

An associate dean at the University of Virginia pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of possessing and distributing pornography, some of which he is accused of having paid for using his campus email account.

Michael G. Morris, 50, associate dean for graduate programs at the university's McIntire School of Commerce, faces as long as 60 years in prison if he is convicted of two counts of distributing or receiving images of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He was indicted last month, according to a previously sealed grand jury report.

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