(Orem-AP) -- A recent faculty member at Utah Valley State College was charged with having pornographic images of boys on his home computer.
Stephen Miraglia was a behavioral science professor until his dismissal earlier this month for reasons unrelated to the felony case against him.
U-V-S-C officials say he was let go for creating a climate of hostility and distrust at his humanities department.
Miraglia was voted "Outstanding Faculty of the Year" by the graduating class of 2003, and named this year's Teacher of the Year at the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
His ex-wife, who filed for divorce in March, told F-B-I she had found a journal detailing her husband's attraction to teenage boys.
Miraglia faces eleven felony charges of keeping as many pornographic images of boys on his computer at home. No images were found on his college-issued computer.
He is scheduled to reappear in Provo's 4th District Court on January 6th.
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