Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
October 03, 2003
U of G employee charged
In the process of a University of Guelph internal investigation, police from the City of Guelph were notified this week that a U of G faculty member may have used a University computer to engage in activity that violates the University’s Acceptable Use Policy for its computing and networking facilities.
As a result of the preliminary police investigation, the Child Pornography Section of the Ontario Provincial Police was contacted and following an investigation by that unit, the employee was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography under the Criminal Code of Canada.
The University is proceeding to review this matter immediately as per the terms of its faculty disciplinary policy.
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