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Former Ohio University student employee arrested for alleged possession of child pornography

Clarification appended.

A former Ohio University student and graduate residence director was arrested on Oct. 1 by the Ball State University Police Department for alleged possession of child pornography. 

Braden Robinson, a residence hall director at BSU since July, was arrested after the university’s security system flagged potentially illegal activity on BSU’s network, Marc Ransford, a BSU media official, said in an email.

Robinson was a student employee at OU from 2016 to 2018, Carly Leatherwood, a university spokeswoman, said in an email.  

Ransford said in an email that BSU has several layers of information security designed to protect university systems and data against outside attack. One of the defense systems picked up potentially illegal activity, and the matter was referred to law enforcement.

Robinson’s employment with BSU has been suspended, and OU plans to cooperate with further inquiries from BSU and law enforcement regarding the matter. 


Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify Robinson’s position at OU. 

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