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College professor uploads child pornography on public website

By Mason White 3:34 PM April 5, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A college professor was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography after allegedly uploading child pornography on a public website, police in Rhode Island said.

45-year-old Adam Cobb of Portsmouth, who was arrested on Friday, is an expert in warfare and a professor at the Naval War College in Newport.

Cobb was found responsible for the receipt and distribution of pornographic images after a two-month investigation.

He was arrested at 91 Lilac Lane, by the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations.

The investigation was launched after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported that someone in the state had uploaded images of child pornography on Tumblr.

Investigators tracked the images to Cobb, and searched his home. They seized laptops and cellphones. Investigators found photos and videos of two young girls on a storage device and a computer.

Investigators were able to identify the ages of the girls at the time the photos and videos were taken. Cobb is being held without bail.