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Dartmouth professor gets 5 ½ years for child porn collection

A Dartmouth College professor was sentenced Monday to 5 ½ years in prison after being caught with an extensive collection of child pornography — some of which he shared on the social media site Tumblr.

J. Martin Favor, on paid leave since his September arrest, pleaded guilty in March and resigned earlier this month. He could have received up to 10 years in prison. His lawyer said a decision hasn't been made yet on whether Favor will appeal.

Favor will have to take part in sex offender treatment programs. His sentence, scheduled to start Aug. 5, will be followed by six years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice said "prosecuting...

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