A former Georgia Institute of Technology professor has been convicted of possessing child pornography.
Faiz Al-Khayyal was convicted on all 76 counts of sexual exploitation of children.
In 2009, while Al-Khayyal was on a teaching assignment in China, Georgia Tech identified images of sexually explicit material involving children on Al-Khayyal's computer and notified the Attorney General's office.
Upon his return from China, Al-Khayyal was stopped by customs officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and his laptop computer was confiscated on suspicion of possession of child pornography.
"Possession of child pornography is a heinous crime that exploits the most vulnerable members of our society," said Attorney General Sam Olens. "I am pleased that today Mr. Al-Khayyal has been brought to justice."
Al-Khayyal will be sentenced at a later date. Charges against him relating to the images contained on his Georgia Tech-issued laptop are pending in Clayton County.
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