Martin FavorDartmouth English and African Studies Professor J. Martin Favor, 49  pled guilty today in NH Federal Court to possessing child pornography. After his arrest Favor was put on paid administrative leave and was banned from campus.

An investigation conducted by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (NH ICAC), the Hinsdale, New Hampshire Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations Manchester revealed that an individual was uploading images of child pornography to an online bulletin board from the defendant’s Plainfield, New Hampshire residence.

A federal search warrant was issued and executed in September 2015. Law enforcement discovered hundreds of videos and images of child pornography on Favor’s personal computer.

Favor is scheduled for sentencing in July 2016. The charges to which he pleaded guilty carry a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. The court will determine Favor’s actual sentence after it has had an opportunity to review a presentence investigation report prepared by the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office.