Emory professor arraigned on child porn charges

A professor at Emory University was arraigned Wednesday on federal child pornography charges.

Kevin M. Sullivan, 60, was arrested June 15 after federal agents executed search warrants at his office in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory, as well as his home. Authorities seized <span class="cm-story-dateline">two laptop computers, several flash drives, a tablet, an iPhone 6 and an external hard drive that had </span>child pornography files, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Sullivan's arrest resulted from a <span class="cm-story-dateline">special investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Cyber Crimes Center called "Operation Amateur Lover," the newspaper reported.</span>

When a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent tried to interview Sullivan at the professor’s office, he invoked his Miranda rights and left, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Sullivan was indicted Wednesday on the child pornography charges by a federal grand jury. He was released from the DeKalb County Jail on <span class="cm-story-dateline">a $25,000 bond</span> last month.

“Child predators come from all walks of life, as the accused in this case clearly demonstrates,” said Nick Annan, head of ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta, in the press release.

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