UManitoba faculty member charged with possession of child pornography

July 12, 2018

University of Manitoba Assistant Professor Trevor Pemberton has been charged with the possession of child pornography, as well as importing, distributing, selling, or possessing child pornography for hte purposes of distribution or sale. The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Pemberton worked as an external research collaborator with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. “The university takes charges like these very seriously, and the university will co-operate with the Winnipeg Police Service, if asked,” said UManitoba Director of Communications John Danakas. Danakas explained that Pemberton has been put on leave with no assigned duties, meaning that he cannot be on campus or have contact with staff or students. Winnipeg Free Press