UT official arrested by feds for child porn - WKRN News 2

UT official arrested by feds for child porn

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A University of Tennessee official was arrested Tuesday on child porn charges.

Bruce Downsbrough, 60, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by federal agents, Knoxville police officers and officials with the U.S. Postal Service.

Downsbrough is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the UT Foundation, which oversees private donations to UT faculty and students.

According to an indictment, he's facing four counts of receiving child porn from out of state. His computer and several hard drives were also seized.

Downsbrough is being held as a federal inmate at a Blount County jail.

Click here to read the federal indictment.

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