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Notre Dame student pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

A Notre Dame graduate student pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography Monday.

According to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, Yuzhang Cui had been advised to take a plea deal as he was originally facing two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of child exploitation.

On April 13th, an investigator from the St. Joseph County Cybercrimes Unit was able to download child pornography from an IP address registered to the University of Notre Dame, according to court documents. 

Investigators were able to trace the account associated with the IP address back to Cui’s account. 

At the time, officials reported hundreds of digital video files and digital image files depicting child pornography were found on Cui’s laptop. 

Sentencing for the felonies will happen on November 30th.

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