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SUU football player faces chid porn charges

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 11:21 p.m. MST

ST. GEORGE — A Southern Utah University football player who caught a moment of national attention with his stunning Hail Mary reception in September now faces 10 felony charges stemming from child pornography found on his computer, according to documents filed in 5th District Court on Oct. 3.

Cameron Morgan faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, in connection with 10 pornographic images of children discovered on his computer in a 2010 search, according to a probable cause statement.

Morgan was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Tuesday and filed a certificate for discovery, according to court documents. 

The computer had been seized with a warrant after an Internet task force discovered child pornography from file sharing websites had been downloaded to the IP address at Morgan's Cedar City address. No computers belonging to the other five residents in the 2010 search contained child pornography, according to the probable cause statement.

Court records indicate Morgan paid the $10,000 bail mandated by an arrest warrant issued Oct. 3 but was not booked into jail. 

Morgan's 37-yared, one-handed touchdown catch at a September game in Berkely, Calif., was nominated for a GEICO Play of the Year and was featured on ESPN. Morgan has been a member of the SUU football team in 2009, according to his player bio.

McKenzie Romero

Twitter: @McKenzieRomero

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