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Testimony: Ex-UT Foundation officer admits to molesting boys

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KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

After molesting at least five boys, a former University of Tennessee Foundation chief devised a new plan to satisfy his urges — look but don't touch, testimony Monday showed.

Knoxville Police Department Investigator Tom Evans testified in U.S. District Court Monday that former UT Foundation Chief Operating Office Bruce O. Downsbrough turned to child pornography as a means of sexual gratification after he was charged in Boulder, CO, in 1986, with molesting two boys and got away with molesting three others.

"He stated he used child pornography as a means to not go out and contact offend," Evans told U.S. Magistrate Judge Clifford Shirley.

Downsbrough, 60, was indicted last week on three charges of receiving child pornography through the mail and over the Internet and one count of being in possession of more than 20,000 images and several videotapes of child pornography. The UT Foundation fired Downsbrough a day after his arrest at his foundation office.

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