Travis Brown, 44, a former graphic design professor for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, pleaded guilty in a child pornography case, according to court documents.
A federal grand jury issued an indictment Jan. 29 against Brown on suspicion of four counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
While searching Brown’s home, federal investigators discovered 629 images of children aged 10 to 12 years old. Many of those images were of girls.
Brown had a trial scheduled for May 5, 2014, but on Wednesday (April 30), he appeared in court after accepting a plea agreement, according to court documents.
The plea agreement states that Brown agreed to plead guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography in order to have all other charges dropped.
Charges dropped include three counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, court documents state.
A sentencing trial date has not been set yet.