Visiting professor at BHSU jailed on child porn charges - KOTA Territory News

Visiting professor at BHSU jailed on child porn charges

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A visiting professor at Black Hills State University is in jail on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.  Police arrested 33-year-old Tanyamat Srungboonmee at his Spearfish home Wednesday.

According to court documents, the illegal video files were detected by an investigator during an undercover operation.  The officer used a file sharing program to detect a computer with South Dakota IP address that was "sharing" suspected files.  One of those files, according to the officer, appeared to show a girl between 8 to 12 years old involved in a sex act with an adult man.

When police went to Srungboonmee's home with a search warrant they found 10 child porn videos on a thumb drive.  The videos depict various sex acts with children and adults.  The children are between 6 and 11 years old.  Police say Srungboonmee admitted that he downloaded the files onto the drive.

Srungboonmee, a Thailand native, has served as a visiting instructor of economics at the BHSU since August 2012.

He previously taught at Marquette University in Wisconsin.

 

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