Virginia Varsity film professor arrested for child porn possession

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A renowned film professor at the University of Virginia has been arrested following evidence revealed that he possessed child pornography videos.

The 72 year old professor named Walter Francis Korte, Jr. was arrested and charged to court on a two count charge of possessing child pornography. The police searched his office and home in Albermarle county and thereafter arrested him and remanded him in the Albemarle County Regional Jail, where he is being held without bond.

The police said he had been under investigation on July 29 but did not reveal what triggered the investigation. Korte has been the head of Film Studies program at the Drama department of the university since 1970 and is a top authority on the Italian cinema. The university has placed Korte on administrative leave, His trial is to commence on September 12.

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