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Mug shot of Robert Yadon

MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University Police arrested a former university employee for possession of child pornography.

Police arrested Robert Yadon, a former professor of Information and Communications Sciences, following an investigation assisted by the Indiana State Police Cyber Crime Unit. Yadon has been banned from campus.

This is the third instance within several months in which a Ball State University employee was arrested on child porn charges. Randal R. Schmidt, a maintenance supervisor, was arrested in April, and Brian K. Siebenaler, a math instructor, was arrested in May.

Police do not believe the incidents are related.

“The university has in place strong security measures to protect the integrity of our technology system, which include routinely scanning the use of information systems,” UPD Chief James Duckham said. “When traffic patterns suggest that information security, integrity, or performance has been compromised, we investigate. These enhanced measures enabled us to discover and further examine the conduct in all three of these matters.”