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Ex-CMU professor charged with having child pornography, U.S. Secret Service joins investigation


The U.S. Secret Service will be handling the investigation into child pornography on a former CMU professor's computer, Lt. Cameron Wassman said Thursday.

A story from the Associated Press and republished by multiple websites said Ranzenberger was charged with possession of child pornography, and had over 1,000 images on his work computer.

Wassman said CMU Police had not received any notice that charges were being pressed. CM-Life was unable to verify that charges had been made. 

The investigation began in March when CMUPD received a tip from Faculty Personnel Services regarding obscene material on Ranzenberger's computer. Ranzenberger resigned from CMU and the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission on March 21.

Stay with CM-Life for more updates as this story develops.