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TENNESSEE TECH PROFESSOR WANTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

Law enforcement is looking for a Tennessee Tech’s College of Engineering professor wanted for supposedly possessing child pornography.

A grand jury indictment accuses Dr. Omar Elkeelany of possessing more than 100 images that depict minors engaged in sexual activity.

When officers attempted to arrest Elkeelany, they discovered that he likely left the area or fled outside the United States.

The investigation began after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a cybertip about photographic files containing child pornography in the area.

Cookeville investigators managed to gather sufficient evidence to secure a warrant, authorizing the search and seizure of computers and offices used by Elkeelany on the campus of TTU.

Investigators analyzed computers and digital media belonging to Elkeelany and found the presence of child pornography.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Elkeelany is asked to call 911.

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