UD professor arrested on child porn charges

April 22, 2009 10:53:53 AM PDT
A University of Delaware professor who resigned after school officials say they found child pornography on his office computer has been arrested by university police. Officials said 55-year-old Garrett L. Van Wicklen of Seaford was arrested Wednesday and released on $15,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing on 10 counts of possessing child pornography.

Van Wicklen was an associate professor of bioresources engineering at the university's Georgetown campus. He resigned April 2 after UD officials confronted him about images found on his office computer, which he had turned in for repairs to a university computer technician.

The technician contacted police after noticing questionable images.

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