CMU professor charged with child porn possession due in court - WNEM TV 5

CMU professor charged with child porn possession due in court Thursday

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The CMU professor accused of having child pornography on his work computer is due back in court Thursday.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for William Merrill.

A judge will determine if there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

Prosecutors have charged Merrill with distributing child pornography, possessing child pornography and using a computer to commit a crime. He also is charged with possessing a switchblade.

At a Tuesday arraignment, Merrill didn't have a lawyer on record, and no plea was entered.

He resigned from his position at CMU earlier this week.

Merrill taught instructional technology and early and middle childhood mathematics at the university.

Right now he's being held on $500,000 bond.

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