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Emory professor charged with child pornography

DECATUR, Ga -- An Associate Professor at Emory University is facing charges of child pornography after images were found on his computer.

Dr. Kevin Sullivan, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University was arrested on June 15.

Sullivan was arrested by the GBI after they conducted a search warrant and found pictures of child pornography on his computer. The GBI has since turned the case over to the US Attorney's Office for a Federal investigation.

Sullivan is charged with Sexual Exploitation of Children. The GBI would not say if the images of child pornography were found on his work computer or personal computer.

In a short statement, officials at Emory said "Emory is cooperating fully with the investigation. We are not at liberty to comment further."

According to his bio, Sullivan has worked in public health for 37 years. His work has been published over 100 times. Some of his publications dealt with nutrition and young children, but none of the charges against Sullivan indicate he had any illicit contact with children.

Sullivan was originally arrested on state charges and released on $25,000 bond. The US Attorney's office has filed a criminal complaint against Sullivan.

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