A former University of Central Arkansas economics professor facing more than 300 counts of child porn will stand trial in January.
Noel Campbell’s three-day October jury trial was moved to January.
Campbell, 46, pleaded not guilty on April 10, 2015, to 310 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting child sex. His trial begins Jan. 31.
Campbell resigned from his position and tenure as an economics professor at UCA on April 14, 2015. He remains free on a $25,000 bond and is prohibited from getting a passport. His trial is scheduled to continue through Feb. 2.
Authorities suspected Campbell had child porn on his university computer after a complaint by a UCA information technology (IT) department employee reported possible child pornography on Campbell’s state-issued computer.
The UCA Police Department (UCAPD) viewed the photographs in question and arrested Campbell on April 2, 2015. Officers also took Campbell’s personal laptop "that was hooked to the state issued monitor" and his cell phone, according to an affidavit.
Campbell will appear next in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Nov. 21 for a pretrial hearing.
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