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Dartmouth College

Jul 9, 2016 12:33 PM

Dartmouth professor faces prison on child porn charge

The Associated Press

CONCORD — A Dartmouth College professor could spend years in prison after being caught with an extensive collection of child pornography — some of which he shared on the social media site Tumblr.

J. Martin Favor pleaded guilty in March and resigned last week. He was on paid leave since his September arrest.

He'll be sentenced Monday and could receive up to 10 years in prison, although a prosecutor recommended 6½ years; his attorney requested three years.

Favor's lawyer says it's certain the 49-year-old English professor's two-decade career is over. But he says Favor recognizes he suffers from an addiction and is seeking treatment.

The case partly relied on an image-identifying technology refined by a Dartmouth computer science professor. Hany Farid says he felt "conflicted" to see a colleague prosecuted.

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