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Utah Professor Accused Of Viewing Child Porn On Flight To Logan Resigns

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Grant Smith in East Boston District Court Nov. 28

Grant Smith in East Boston District Court Nov. 28

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BOSTON (CBS) – A professor charged with viewing child pornography on a flight from Salt Lake City to Boston has resigned, according to a published report.

A University of Utah spokesman told the Deseret News that 47-year-old Grant Smith stepped down last month.

He was arrested November 26 at Logan Airport after getting off the plane. He was initially placed on paid leave from the university.

Prosecutors say a passenger on the flight saw Smith viewing the images and alerted a flight attendant.

Smith pleaded not guilty to child pornography possession.

He was a professor of materials science and engineering.

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