(BOSTON) - Officials arrested a Merrimack College professor Friday on charges of child pornography.
Gary Spring, chairman of the college's civil engineering department, also worked as the administrator for the school's residential summer camp serving middle and high school-aged children.
Merrimack College uncovered "suspicious activity" linked to one of the school's loaned computers through virus threat detection alerts in June, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. An investigation found the device had been given to Spring and was used to access child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if convicted.
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