Prof gets charged for child porn
By Laura Katsirdakis
You know that particular prof who gives everyone the creeps?
You never know what they may be doing in their spare time.
Last week, professor Marc Le Mauger at the University of Guelph
was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.
The arrest came following a police investigation that began
with the university police, escalated to the Guelph city police
and finally to the Ontario Provincial Police child pornography
section, said OPP Detective Sgt. Frank Goldschmidt.
"[The OPP was] made aware of it last Friday (Sep. 26)
when we received a complaint from the Guelph police who had
received a complaint from the campus police," Goldschmidt
said, adding the allegation was of university computers being
used to access child porn.
"We executed a warrant to search [the suspect's] office
and his home last Thursday and Friday," he said. "We
found enough to warrant laying charges." Le Mauger's computer
systems have been seized and a thorough examination of them
is being conducted.
The maximum penalty for this offense is five years in prison,
Goldschmidt confirmed. The accused has had a bail hearing in
which he was released on condition. His next court appearance
will be at the end of October, Goldschmidt confirmed.
"The [police] investigation is ongoing - there are two
people [in the child pornography section] working on this case," Goldschmidt
Rachelle Cooper, a media spokesperson at Guelph pointed out
that the local newspapers and Guelph's news releases specified
the arrest was the result of an internal investigation by the
When asked what the university will do in response to this
incident, Cooper pointed out the faculty disciplinary policy
will be consulted to determine what disciplinary action will
Cooper could not confirm whether or not La Mauger would continue
to teach at the university.