HOUSTON – A lecturer at the University of Houston has been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography, court documents said.
According to documents, James Andrew Chang, 35, is currently in custody. Investigators said he was in possession of videos that contained boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 engaging in sexual conduct.
The university said it is aware of the charges filed against Chang and his employment as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics has been suspended.
“Any further questions should be directed to the Houston Police Department or Harris County District Attorney’s Office,” a statement from UH said.
Chang appeared in probable cause court Wednesday evening. A judge set his bond at $500,000.
Under the conditions of his bond, Chang may not have any contact with anyone 17 years of age or younger. He also may not access the internet or use any mobile device that has access to the internet.
Chang will also not be allowed to access or possess pornography of any kind. He cannot supervise or participate in any programs that include participants 17 years of age or younger. He can also not reside or go within 1,000 feet of any premises where children commonly gather.