Former IU assistant director for student conduct sentenced in child porn case

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UPDATE (Feb. 27, 2017)– Jon Riveire pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. He will serve one year of home detention, followed by a year and a half of probation.

Original story:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (May 13, 2015)– An Indiana University staff member was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of child pornography.

Jon T. Riveire, 32, of Bloomington is an Assistant Director for Student Conduct in the Office of Student Ethics at Indiana University.

A detective with the Bloomington Police Department received a tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an image that may be considered child pornography had been uploaded to a Gmail account.

NCMEC provided Bloomington police with the IP address of the computer used and it came back to Indiana University.

Police then obtained a court order to determine the actual location and the person associated with the IP address on campus.

The results of that indicated that the IP address and the laptop computer owned by the university was associated with Riveire at his IU office at 801 North Jordan.

On Tuesday, Riveire was taken into custody and transported to the Bloomington Police Department for an interview. Riveire requested a lawyer and did not speak further. He was then booked into the Monroe County Jail.

Additional electronic devices seized as part of a search warrant are currently being searched for evidence. So far, approximately 30 additional images of child pornography have been discovered on the laptop computer.

The case remains under investigation.

“That just sets a really bad example and it’s just really shocking honestly,” said Ben Kurtz, an IU student.

Other students reacted to the news as it spread around campus.

“It’s just unfortunate that someone in a position of authority just completely goes against everything that they’re supposed to be regulating,” said Mike McMahan.

On Wednesday, Indiana University spokesman Mark Land released this statement:

IU is aware of the allegations against Mr. Riveire, which if true are extremely disturbing. The university will continue to cooperate with authorities in any way possible. Mr Riveire has been terminated as an IU employee.

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