Ex-Tech professor gets 10 years' probation in sex porn case

Ex-Georgia Tech professor sentenced to probation in child porn case

A former Georgia Tech associate professor will serve 10 years on probation after being convicted of 76 counts of sexual exploitation of children earlier this year.

Faiz Al-Khayyal was convicted by a jury in Fulton County Superior Court in February and was sentenced Monday, according to Channel 2 Action News.

State prosecutors argued for jail time, but Al-Khayyal’s lawyer argued his client would benefit from treatment.

Al-Khayyal also has to undergo two years of sex offender therapy and is not allowed to have access to the Internet, according to Channel 2.

Al-Khayyal, a native of Saudi Arabia, came under suspicion in 2009 while he was still employed by Georgia Tech and on a teaching assignment in China. Georgia Tech authorities contacted the Attorney General’s Office after child pornography was found on the computer in his office.

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