TRENTON, N.J. – State prosecutors say a Rutgers University instructor used a university computer to share hundreds of videos of child pornography over the Internet.
Gavin Swiatek, a biochemistry instructor at Rutgers' Cook Campus in New Brunswick, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. The 49-year-old Hillsborough resident was being held Wednesday on $50,000 bail.
Prosecutors say state police investigators learned Swiatek was allegedly using peer-to-peer file sharing to exchange videos.
University officials say Swiatek has been relieved from his teaching duties and barred from returning to campus.
But a decision on whether he will be fired has not yet been made.
It was not known is Swiatek has retained an attorney If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in state prison.