Auburn AL Dec 4 2016 An Auburn University employee has been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, Auburn police said.
On Wednesday, information was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Organization and ALEA indicating that child pornography was recently downloaded to a specific computer on campus.
The university's office of technology helped identify which computer and Dennis Rae Ledbetter, 46, developed as a suspect, police said.
Letter is a lieutenant in the Auburn University Department of Public Safety.
Police said they recovered the alleged images during a subsequent search of Ledbetter's office and computer. Three of the images were confirmed to be of preteen female victims who are not from Auburn, police said. Ledbetter was immediately taken into custody on Friday.
Ledbetter was booked into Lee County Jail and will be eligible for a $90,000 bond. Additional charges are possible since the investigation is still ongoing.