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Child porn found on SUU player's computer, police say

By Shara Park and McKenzie Romero | Posted - Nov 14th, 2012 @ 7:26am


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ST. GEORGE — A Southern Utah University football player who caught a moment of national attention with his stunning Hail Mary reception in September now faces 10 felony charges stemming from child pornography found on his computer, according to documents filed in 5th District Court on Oct. 3.

Cameron Morgan faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, in connection with 10 pornographic images of children discovered on his computer in a 2010 search, according to a nine-page probable cause statement.

Morgan's computer was seized in December 2010 after an Internet task force discovered child pornography had been downloaded to his IP address from file sharing websites.

When interviewed about his Internet activity, Morgan told investigators he would search for the word "hot girls" on the sites, then download everything on the page because it was faster.

Morgan's player information

Morgan's 37-yard, one-handed touchdown catch at a September game in Berkeley, Calif., was nominated for a GEICO Play of the Year and was featured on ESPN.

Morgan has been a member of the SUU football team since 2009, according to his player bio.

Morgan stated he did not search for anything related to child pornography but recognized there were terms associated with it in the titles of some of the downloads.

When an investigator asked if he had a problem with looking at child pornography, he said he did not.

An arrest warrant was issued Oct. 3 but Morgan paid $10,000 bail and was not booked into jail.

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