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UNC assistant professor accused of child sexual exploitation

Posted November 13, 2015 10:18 a.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2015 4:29 p.m. EST

Kuo Hsiung Yang

— A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research assistant professor was arrested Thursday and charged with 10 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, which is a felony. Prosecutors said Friday more charges are expected.

Kuo Hsiung Yang, 33, of 200 Westminster Drive, Apt. H95, in Chapel Hill, was being held under a $500,000 bond, according to the Orange County jail.

Police say Yang duplicated numerous videos showing girls, some of whom appear as young as 8 to 10 years old, being sexually assaulted by men. The FBI is also involved in the case but would not comment because it is an ongoing investigation.

UNC-Chapel Hill confirmed his employment Friday and said he has been with the university since August 2012.