UK Police: Professor Arrested For Child Pornography

Reported by: Paris Lewbel
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 3/06 7:44 am
A University of Kentucky professor was arrested after police said they found child pornography on his computer at work.

Neil Williams, 59, was charged with possessing matter portraying minors in a sexual performance.

According to court documents, University of Kentucky police were called to investigate reports of pictures that were found on a desktop computer on UK’s Coldstream Research Campus just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When police arrived, they observed a snapshot of the computer’s screen and desktop that portrayed minors having sex, documents said.

Police said they also saw an external hard drive connected to the computer, which appeared to have the images stored on it.

The police report didn't specify if the computer was owned by the university or how police obtained the snapshot of the screen.

The computer and the hard drive were seized and investigators plan to get a search warrant to scan the hard drive for more evidence, according to the report.

In addition to being a professor, Williams also serves as the associate director of UK’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
KSP: Shooting Leads To Standoff
State Police said a man shot a juvenile then barricaded himself in a home in Frankfort Monday.
Insurance Companies Blacklisted Dog Breeds
You may love your dog, but some insurance companies don't, according to a list of "Blacklisted Breeds" in the industry.
Lexington Man Charged With Sexual Abuse
Daniel Woolums, 39, was charged with sexual abuse of a minor.
Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Granddaughter's Love Interest
After a five hour stand off, law enforcement took Samuel Isaacs into custody to question him about shooting a teenage boy. Isaacs has been charged with first degree assault and two counts of endangerment. Video Video
Update: Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Clark Co.
A Powell county man was killed on Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash on the Mt. Parkway in Clark county.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital. supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.