College IT professional convicted in child porn case continues to draw $48K salary from public college

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  • Employee pled guilty to unspecified federal child pornography charges.
  • School working within constraints of the law to fire professor.
  • Benjamin Gran taught in the school’s information technology department and continues to draw the $48,000 annually salary despite admitting to the unspecified federal child pornography charges in September.

    An IT professional who was placed on administrative leave over federal child pornography charges, continues to receive his full salary at Green River Community College, in Auburn, Washington.

    Benjamin Gran worked in the school’s information technology department and continues to draw the $48,000 annually salary despite admitting to the unspecified federal child pornography charges in September, according to a local news outlet, Komo News.

    A spokesperson for the college, Vickie Sheehan, told Campus Reform on Monday that the school suspended Gran before his conviction and that it is now working within the constraints of the law to remove him from it's payroll. 

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    Editor's note: A previous version of this story included numerous errors and identified Gran as a professor. He is not a a professor but a staff member of the college and never taught in the classroom. The story also misspelled Sheehan's name.