Austrian professor jailed for downloading child porn

May 21st, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS  

Vienna, May 21 (IANS) A professor at the University of Graz in Austria has been sentenced to four months in jail and fined 8,000 euros (over $11,000) for downloading thousands of indecent images of children, Xinhua reported.

The case came to light after a thief broke into the professor’s apartment and tried to blackmail him after finding pornographic images of children stored on a computer.

The professor reported the blackmail to authorities.

Prosecutors alleged the professor not only downloaded and saved thousands of photos but also engaged in making pornographic photos of children.

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