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Professor Charged After University Officials Find Child Pornography on Work Computer

BLOOMSBURG — A longtime Bloomsburg University philosophy professor has been charged with possession of child pornography. Dr. Scott Lowe, 57, has taught a...

BLOOMSBURG -- A longtime Bloomsburg University philosophy professor has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Dr. Scott Lowe, 57, has taught at the university for more than 30 years.

Lowe is a married father of four, now accused of possessing child pornography on his university computer.

“I don't, I don't even really know what to say. It's just uncomfortable, uncomfortable. A well-known, like, philosophical teacher is being arrested and charged with pornography. Child pornography mind you. Emphasis on the child!" said Bloomsburg University student Stephanie Bluffard.

According to arrest papers, it was earlier this month during a routine check of campus computers that an employee noticed malware and traced it to Lowe's desktop in his office in Bakeless Hall: an image of a young girl in her underwear.

Police and investigators with the Attorney General's office say they found even more pornographic images on the computer.

"I never would have thought that from someone like a professor who's really important to the school, they carry themselves a little better. You think so, but that's just shocking,” said Tyler Gockler, a Bloomsburg University student.

In a statement to Newswatch 16, Bloomsburg University's President Bashar Hanna said: "Everyone here at the university is shocked with the news of one of our professors. We have been cooperating with law enforcement."

"It's not something you want to hear about. Someone that's been here for 30 years, people look up to. It's terrible, it's a shame,” said William Fuller, a Bloomsburg University student.

Lowe is free on $250,000 bail.

Officials have also suspended Lowe from Bloomsburg University.