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William & Mary student arrested on child pornography charges

A William & Mary student has been charged with several felony counts of possession of child pornography.

Turner C. August, 19, of Richmond, was arrested April 6 and charged with six felony counts of possession of child pornography, according to a William & Mary arrest report.

The report said he was arrested at 7:30 a.m. at Griffin D, which is part of the residential Green & Gold Village at William & Mary.

He was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

According to college spokeswoman Suzanne Seurattan, college officials do not comment on campus disciplinary matters, which is in accordance with the Federal Family Rights and Privacy Act.

What I can tell you generally is that any criminal matter involving a student could initiate our internal student disciplinary process,” Seurattan wrote in an email Friday. “…Sanctions, if found in violation of the student conduct policy, could range from warning to suspension or dismissal depending on the severity of the incident and past experience with the individual.”

Online court records for the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court state August was released on bail and his case was transferred to another court or jurisdiction on April 10.

Online records do not specify which court the case was transferred to.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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