USF-St. Pete historian charged with possessing child, bestiality porn

The historian at USF-St. Pete is being held on more than $1 million bail after being arrested on child porn charges.

According to Pinellas County sheriff's detectives, their investigation began in January 2017, after receiving information that James Schnur  was in possession of child pornography.

Detectives were able to recover numerous images depicting bestiality and child pornography from Schnur's computer.

Schnur has been charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene materials.

Schnur is being held at the Pinellas County Jail. Bail was set at $1,001,000.

The college released a statement Thursday, saying Schnur has been placed on leave "pending the university's review of this matter."

"USF St. Petersburg is aware of the reported incident involving James Schnur, but cannot comment as this matter is under investigation," the statement said.

According to the college's website, Schnur joined the faculty of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library in 2002 and attended USF-St. Pete as a student. 

 

 

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