Professor J. Martin Favor arrested Thursday for alleged possession of child pornography

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 9/5/15 12:38pm

English and African American studies professor J. Martin Favor was arrested Thursday morning for the alleged possession of videos of children being sexually abused, the Valley News reported.

After a hearing in Claremont District Court on Friday, he was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bail. No plea was entered.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Sept. 14.

Favor has been placed on paid administrative leave and is banned from campus, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email.

"We have no reason to believe that the charges against Professor Favor have anything to do with his employment at Dartmouth," she wrote.

Favor has been a professor at the College for 22 years and formerly chaired the African American studies program. Access to Favor’s faculty page on the College website has been denied.

Favor's attorney, Charlie Buttrey, declined to comment on any matter pertaining to the arrest, citing the rules of professional responsibility.

The Dartmouth has reached out to Favor for comment. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.