Wright State prof is charged in child porn case

Published: Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 3:34 PM
Updated: Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 3:34 PM


            WSU professor faces child pornography charges
WSU professor faces child pornography charges

UPDATE @ 4 p.m.- Wright State officials said in a statement that upon learning that charges were pending Dr. Farlow was placed on a paid suspension. The statement went on to say that Dr. Farlow is not supposed to have contact with students during the investigation.

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A Wright State University professor accused of possessing child pornography pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in federal court.

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Dr. Gary Farlow, an associate physics professor, remains free on bond.

A Secret Service investigator said Farlow took his work-issued laptop to the IT department of the university in December 2013 claiming there was a virus on it. While being serviced, IT workers discovered dozens of videos and pictures containing child pornography, according to the investigator.

The Wright State University Police Department then opened an investigation against Farlow and found more images on his work-issued desktop, the investigator said. The Secret Service and Greene County Prosecutor's Office were also involved in the investigation.

There was no indication that any images contained local children, according to investigators.

Farlow has worked at Wright State for decades, according to the Secret Service.