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Dartmouth Professor Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge

A Dartmouth professor accused of possession of child porn pleaded guilty Thursday to the single felony count. J. Martin Favor, a professor of African-American studies at Dartmouth and a resident of Plainfield, was arrested in September of 2015 when police found five videos depicting sexual abuse of children on his computer.

Last Wednesday, Favor and his attorney filed an “acknowledgement and waiver of rights” filed on Wednesday in US District Court in Concord, which indicated that he would plead guilty during his change of plea hearing Thursday.

Favor will be sentenced on the felony count on July 11th and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to a quarter million dollars, and supervised release with terms and conditions.

An affidavit that was unsealed recently has revealed more of how specifically Favor was caught, involving the social media site Tumblr where the child porn content tripped an online alarm when it was detected, leading to Favor. The 49-year old remains on paid leave from his position at Dartmouth.

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