Hearing set in Internet expert's child porn case

Associated Press Published: November 15, 2012
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A university researcher specializing in Internet censorship and the use of children in advertising returns to court next week on accusations he had child pornography on his office computer.

A judge in Isabella County on Thursday set a preliminary examination for Tuesday for William Merrill, who resigned as a Central Michigan University professor after being charged.

The 58-year-old is accused of distributing and possessing child pornography and using a computer to commit a crime. He's also charged with possessing a switchblade.

He remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.

Defense attorney Dan O'Neil says Merrill entered a not guilty plea, declining further comment.

The school last week suspended Merrill and barred him from the campus in Mount Pleasant, about 120 miles northwest of Detroit. He quit Monday.


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