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Judge upholds ex-Ball State prof's child porn conviction

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Aug 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-15 15:31:50-04

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a former Ball State University professor who accessed child pornography on his campus computer for at least three years will remain a convicted felon.

Seventy-three-year-old Robert Yadon had asked a Delaware County judge to reduce his 2018 conviction for possessing child porn from a felony to misdemeanor status. The judge rejected that request.

Yadon was a professor of information and communications sciences.

He was barred from the Muncie campus following his 2016 arrest after police said he was linked to suspicious activity on a campus computer.