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Ball State employee arrested for child porn

Posted: 5:34 PM, Apr 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-13 19:05:00-04
Ball State employee arrested for child porn

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Ball State University police arrested a school employee Wednesday on charges of possession of child pornography.

Randal R. Schmidt, who worked as a maintenance supervisor for the university, was suspended from his job and barred from campus following a joint investigation with the Indiana State Police Cyber Crime Unit.

University police said a routine review of the school's computer network flagged Schmidt's system. His computer was confiscated on April 4 as part of the investigation.

Schmidt worked at Ball State for 20 years.

Police said it didn't appear Schmidt's activities involved anyone else connected with the university.

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