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Former UMR Instructor Sentenced for Child Pornography

Christopher DeZutter Photo: Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Christopher DeZutter

March 03, 2017 02:20 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Another man arrested as part of an 10-month child pornography sting has been sentenced.

48-year-old Christopher DeZutter was given 5 years of supervised probation and 120 days in jail.  

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In May, DeZutter, who was a chemistry instructor at the University of Minnesota - Rochester, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of possession of child pornography. One charge of disseminating child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography were dismissed.

Four of the other men have also pleaded guilty and been sentenced: 20-year-old Lukky Chang, 29-year-old Evan Erickson,  28-year-old Dennis Ouk, 53-year-old Mark Pine, all of Rochester.  A fifth man, 37-year-old Damian Shawn-Thomas Oelker of Red Wing  has pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

State charges in Olmsted County were dropped against a seventh man, 58-year-old Mark McGinley, to make way for two dozen federal child pornography charges. McGinley is also charged with sexual abuse in Dodge County.


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