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Professor Accused of Child Porn Possession Ordered to House Arrest

FORT SMITH, AR -- A graphic design professor who worked for University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has been released on bond and placed under house arrest.
FORT SMITH, AR -- A graphic design professor who worked for University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has been released on bond and placed under house arrest.

Travis Brown, 44, is named in a federal child pronography case, accused of four counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  On Thursday, he was released on a $5,000 signature bond and placed under the custodial supervision of his father, Jack Brown, according to federal court documents.  He will have to wear an ankle monitoring device and is banned from having access to the internet.

Brown was ordered not to have access to pornography of any kind during this time and not to have any contact with anyone under 18 without supervision.

Brown pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday for arraignment on the charges, according to Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.  On January 29 a Federal Grand Jury issued an indictment against Brown.

Eldridge says crimes that victimize children remain among the highest priorities for his office.

"You know, when you are dealing with a case such as this, that has 630 images of child pornography, of children that are 10 years to 12 years of age or younger, it is just really an outrageous situation."

This case is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police and Homeland Security Investigations.  Brown's faculty profile is no longer on the UAFS website.
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