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Former Wash U dean of students sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

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Justin X. Carroll, 67, of University City, was indicted in federal court on a child pornography charge (Credit: Washington University) Justin X. Carroll, 67, of University City, was indicted in federal court on a child pornography charge (Credit: Washington University)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A former Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Washington University was sentenced Thursday to 54 months in federal prison for viewing child pornography online.

Justin X. Carroll, 67, of University City, known online as 'MOperv,' appeared in federal court in January to answer to a child pornography charge that was contained in a federal grand jury indictment. The indictment, which spans from November 2015 to December 2016, was filed in early 2017.

While conducting the child pornography investigation, investigators found a group of child pornography sharers and were able to identify Carroll, who was the university's dean of students and interim athletic director at the time, as one of the participants through IP addresses, according to court documents. Investigators said they traced IP addresses to Carroll’s residence and Washington University.

According to U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, Carroll’s criminal wrongdoing was not connected to his university responsibilities and did not include students. Callahan also said the university was cooperative throughout the investigation.

Washington University released a statement saying, "First, we have assisted federal law enforcement officials as requested and will continue to do so. Second, upon learning of the federal investigation, we immediately placed Mr. Carroll on leave and barred him from contacting any members of the university, including students."

The statement continued to say,  "At this point, we have no reason to believe that Mr. Carroll has inappropriate interactions with any member of the university."

According to Washington University's "Student Life," Carroll retired and submitted his letter of resignation on Jan. 5 due to "personal reasons".

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