The case against a former UT fundraiser charged with possessing child porn could soon take a significant step.
Documents released late Monday show former UT Foundation executive Bruce Downsbrough plans to plead guilty to child pornography charges in federal court Wednesday.
Authorities arrested Downsbrough in May. After his arrest, investigators searched his personal computer and found some 20,000 images and videos of pornography involving children.
According to the plea agreement filed in federal court, Downsbrough will admit to knowingly receiving child pornography and knowingly possessing child pornography. Prosecutors recommend that Downsbrough spend 121 months in jail.
Documents show that Downsbrough will also have to register as a sex offender. However, no date has been set as to when he will be sentenced.
Now, Downsbrough's faced trouble with the law before. During the investigation the state also learned there were past sex abuse charges brought against Downsbrough in 1986, involving two children in Colorado.
One of those charges of sexual assault against Downsbrough was dismissed.
The state of Tennessee does not know the status of the other charge, but Downsbrough was hired 17 years after that by the UT Foundation where records showed he had good reviews.