Rutgers instructor facing child porn charges

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

TRENTON - 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.

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.

AP wire services contributed to this report

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