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Retired Citadel professor arrested on child pornography charges

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Richard Pokryfka was accused of having and distributing child pornography. Richard Pokryfka was accused of having and distributing child pornography.

A retired business professor from the Citadel faces four charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor involving child pornography.

According to court documents, 70-year-old Richard Pokryfka was arrested after a search warrant was executed by Homeland Security Investigations in reference to an ongoing investigation where Pokryfka was accused of having and distributing child pornography. Investigators say they were sent images and/or video of juveniles engaged in sexual acts with adults.

A Charleston County bond court judge gave Pokryfka a bond of $100,000.

Pokryfka is listed on the Citadel's website as "emeriti," which means he is retired, but retains an honorary title. He worked at the Citadel from August of 1975 until January of 2007.

Pokryfka is also an independent contractor for the company Government Solutions.

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