AP: Prof To Seek Dismissal Of NJ Child Porn Case

By Salon Staff

Published January 20, 2012 10:45PM (EST)

EAGLESWOOD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A professor arrested after firefighters battling a blaze at his New Jersey home found a 1970s magazine depicting naked prepubescent girls plans to seek to get the child endangerment charge dismissed through a pretrial intervention program.

His lawyer tells The Associated Press on that Gamal El-Zoghby acknowledges ownership of the magazine found Tuesday by firefighters but says he bought it decades ago and hasn't looked at it since.

Attorney Hal Haveson says the 76-year-old Pratt Institute professor had wanted to get rid of the magazine for years but for some reason never did. It was part of a larger collection of pornography found by firefighters hidden behind wall boards at his home in Eagleswood Township.

Haveson says El-Zoghby had "discarded the images from his mind, just not from his home."

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