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Court proceeds with child porn case involving former WNMU employee

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A former WNMU-FM radio employee who was arrested last month for using a work computer to download and view child pornography underwent a probable cause conference in the Marquette County District Court early Wednesday.

Stan Henry Wright, 58 of Negaunee, has been charged with eight felony counts of child sexually abusive material possession. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office said he was transferred to their division from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. His bond was set at $400,000 cash or surety after he was arraigned at the Marquette County 96th District Court on Sept. 28. The next time Wright is due back in court is for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. on Oct. 18.

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force was responsible for the arrest of Wright following a collaborative investigation with NMU public safety into his suspicious online activity.

The investigation revealed that Wright was using a work computer to download and view the material, Michigan State Police said. Investigators said the evidence was located on his computer.

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“Mr. Wright is a former NMU employee as of August 16, 2016. NMU officials have cooperated fully with the Michigan State Police Investigation,” Derek Hall, vice president of Marketing and Communications at NMU, said.

The Michigan State Police said there is nothing to suggest any students were victimized in the press release following Wright’s arrest.

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