A part-time faculty member at the University of Southern Maine is facing a child porn charge.
Micah Maurio, 28, of 132 Gray Road, Gorham, Maine, was arrested Friday and charged with dissemination of sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12, Maine State Police said. He was arrested at his apartment and taken to the Cumberland County Jail.
Police said an initial review of Maurio's personal computer showed hundreds of images of child pornography. His computer was seized and will be further analyzed by state police. None of the children depicted are believed to be from Maine.
Maurio is a musician and part-time faculty member at the University of Maine, lecturing on music. He has been under investigation by the state police computer crimes unit since October following a tip.
Gorham Police also assisted in the arrest.