Boy Scouts, UNK suspend professor over child porn charges

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am

KEARNEY -- The Kearney man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has been removed from any association with the Boy Scouts of America.

Joseph J. Benz, 52, an award-winning University of Nebraska at Kearney psychology professor, is charged in Buffalo County Court with three counts of felony distribution of child pornography and three counts of felony possession of child porn. He was arrested Wednesday night at his home after a search warrant was executed there Tuesday night.

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