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Six arrested in child porn sting

Six Rochester men — including a professor at the University of Minnesota-Rochester — were arrested Thursday as part of a months-long child pornography sting.

Mark David McGinley, 58, is accused of creating child pornography with a victim he previously knew, in addition to possessing and distributing child pornography.

Rochester police are continuing to investigate his case to determine if other children may have been victimized by McGinley.

Also arrested in separate investigations were Lukky Chang, 20; Christopher Blake DeZutter, 47; Evan Phillip Erickson, 29; Dennis Jay Ouk, 20; and Mark Steven Pine, 52.

DeZutter has been employed as a chemistry instructor at the University of Minnesota’s Rochester campus since August 2011. Mike Schommer, a university spokesperson, said DeZutter has not been suspended from work, but “arrangements have been made to keep him off campus and away from students.”

“We are aware of the investigation by the Rochester Police Department, and we are in the process of gathering more information at this time,” Schommer said.

Assisting in the 10-month sting were the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and FBI.

Robb Jeffries

Robb Jeffries is a news coordinator for Forum News Service. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and previously served as a reporter and copy editor for the Grand Forks Herald. Reach him at rjeffries@forumcomm.com and follow him on Twitter at @robbjeffries.

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