Former UW professor pleads guilty to child porn

Jian Cai
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Cheyenne, Wyo. - A former assistant professor at the University of Wyoming has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Jian Cai entered the plea in federal court on Monday.

Investigators say Cai had the illegal files on his personal laptop where he had downloaded the images from a peer-to-peer site. Cai also led officers to an external hard drive there where several hundred files of child pornography as well.

Authorities executed a search warrant on Cai's home in March, say he searched for the pornography while on the University of Wyoming network.

Cai is no longer an employee at the University of Wyoming.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in February.