CSUB professor pleads no contest to child porn charges

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A California State University, Bakersfield assistant professor pleaded no contest Friday to possessing child pornography, according to the District Attorney’s office. 

Theodore “Ken” Ishida downloaded the videos and images while on campus, according to Bakersfield police. 

The child pornography was found on a laptop in August 2016 by Francois Gariepy, 39, who police said was attempting to blackmail Ishida in exchange for money. 

Though police said Gariepy stole the laptop, Gariepy told investigators he purchased it from Ishida for $100. 

The illicit material was apparently downloaded on a CSUB campus computer and later transferred to Ishida’s personal computer, according to investigators. 

Ishida was placed on administrative leave by CSUB. 

He faces possible probation for three years and up to one year in jail and is due for sentencing Sept. 19. 

Gariepy is facing a charge of extortion and is due in court in August. 

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