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Downsbrough to face federal judge Tuesday

8:17 AM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Knoxville, TN) The former UT Foundation executive charged with possession of child porn is set to face a federal judge once again Tuesday afternoon. 

The university fired Bruce Downsbrough in late May following his on-campus arrest. After his arrest, investigators said a search of Downsbrough's personal computer turned-up an estimated 20,000 images and videos of child pornography.  Experts with KPD's "Internet Crimes Against Children" division also testified that the state uncovered past sex abuse charges against Downsbrough. The 1986 case involved two children in Colorado.

Downsbrough was the executive vice president and chief operating officer at the UT Foundation. It coordinates private donations that benefit UT students and faculty.

According to Downsbrough's personnel file, he was hired at the UT Foundation in 2003. Records show he had good reviews while serving as the assistant vice president. He was promoted to his final position in 2011.

Downsbrough's federal motions hearing is set for 2pm Tuesday afternoon in Downtown Knoxville.

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