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BOSTON — A University of Utah professor was arrested on Saturday after being accused of watching child porn on his laptop while on a Delta flight from Utah to Boston.

A passenger sitting behind 47-year-old Grant D. Smith, a professor of material science and engineering, witnessed Smith watching the alleged child porn and took a picture of him with their cell phone while also notifying the flight crew.

Once the plane landed at Boston Logan International Airport, police were waiting for Smith and asked to see his laptop. After a bit of searching, police say they discovered “disturbing images of child pornography.”

Smith was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. Instead of attending  a conference for the Material Research Society, the father of two was placed in jail on a $15,000 bond and was still there as of this morning. The university has placed him on administrative leave, stating he would be fired if the allegations turned out to be true.

If the accusations are true, and Smith was watching child porn on a laptop while in the first class section of a Delta airplane, then he’s definitely one of the dumber criminals we have ever posted about on this site. I cannot wait to see what his defense is.

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  • Anonymous

    My only question is has there ever been child porn that was not very disturbing?

  • Prominent Prozac

    I wish someone would beat him and play that song “Beat it, just beat it”…Which would be funny and ironic considering.

  • Prominent Prozac

    My question is, is there anything more disturbing then “The father of two” bit?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    “father of two” – This makes what he did even worse to me;they need to interview his kids.

    This story once again proves something I have known for a very long time now – A college degree does not equal intelligence,a college degree simply means that the person went to “college”. I know people who went to college – party’ed the whole time,got others to take their exams for them,and graduated with a degree.This guy deserves to be unemployed,single,and on “the” listing.

  • Pyncky

    So true. The thing is when people are doing something illegal for a long period of time they seem to forget it’s illegal.

    I had a sister and B-I-L that sold pot on a regular basis. People would come up their walkway counting their damned money in broad daylight and then come out three minutes later stuffing a baggy down their pants. I told them that their neighbors were not blind and someday they would wind up in jail and lose their kids. I was just being silly and they had been doing it for a long time and nothing had happened yet. Stupid.

    I bet the Prof watched it all the time and had “friends” who did as well and forgot where he was. Good thing for society, not so much for him.

  • Anonymous

    Child porn or not what is the point of watching spanktervision in a crowd? If you insist on doing something illegal on a crowded plane in the very least put a damn privacy screen on your laptop, they are around $25.00.

  • Anonymous

    Just read the title. Went: “He MADE IT to professor? Wow. Must’ve been one of those online colleges you can pay someone else to do the work for you & just email your work to the other “professor”…”

    I was hired to do a few courses’ work for a teacher so that she could get her Ph.D.

  • Anonymous

    Shhhh! He might actually listen to you!

  • Anonymous

    Damn! I wish I had thought of that for my four online courses when I was in college!

    But noooo. I earned my 4.0s the difficult way. WTF was I thinking!?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    “when people are doing something illegal for a long period of time they seem to forget it’s illegal.”

    This is very true.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe anyone would look at child porn in public. WTF is that? I don’t buy the “if you do something illegal often enough, you forget it’s illegal.” Sure maybe if it’s selling pot or speeding or something. But child molesters know damn well it’s illegal, at all times; that’s why they’re usually so secretive about it.

  • guillotinegirl

    He seems rather intelligent. Maybe the “I didn’t know child porn was a crime” defense will work. He is a college professor after all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    “damn privacy screen on your laptop, they are around $25.00.”

    Really ? Where did you find one at this price ? Some of the admins.at my job have them – it’s like a small sheet of tinting for a monitor,you can even tape them on.I was interested in getting one for my work PC,so I looked at the listings where the admins purchased theirs – they were running 200.00 I love the Demon – but not for an extra 200.00 (HE-HE).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    “I can’t believe anyone would look at child porn in public.”

    I follow you,but I really don’t get why they want to look at the crap at all … there’s w-a-y too much legal shit that they could look at;and a lot of it’s free too.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why they’d look at it at all, either….

    but in public? They usually try to keep it secret, even from the people closest to them.

  • Anonymous

    Iam wilingl to bet, his lame excuse will be, he was doing research, for a paper he was writing or I acidently picked-up the wrong laptop at the airport.pos!

  • Anonymous

    He may have spent a lot of time in school but unfortunately for him you can’t learn common sense in college.

  • Anonymous

    A college degree AND intelligence do NOT necessarly mean that people are “life smart & mature”.

    I was one that was VERY smart at school stuff (except mathwise) but was immature when I was still in high school. Remember those nerds in school? Those guys were extremely smart but rather didn’t know how to handle themselves around others?

    And I know people who didn’t even GO to school, didn’t do the work and was still able to get a degree.

  • http://truecrimereport.com iLLusionS

    Ummmmmmmm, when their arrogance equals their sickness…It is a win-win in getting them caught..I like when that happens…and I like that the person behind him didn’t just “mind their business”!

  • CT

    I just want to first punch him in the face for being so fucking stupid.  We can talk about the rest later. 

  • Anonymous

    It depends on the size of your monitor, a standard 3M 14in laptop privacy screen can be had on Amazon for about 25.00 bucks. About 40 bucks for a 15 inch…
    http://www.amazon.com/3M-Privacy-PF15-6W-Widescreen-Notebook/dp/B002IE4TVW/ref=pd_cp_e_2

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.a.prince Rachel Ann Prince

    I read this story on Yahoo yesterday and some people had the freaking audacity to be like “for all we know he could have just been looking at innocent stuff like kids in their bathing suits playing in the pool”  I wanted to reach thru my computer screen and smack the shit out of them!
    This guy is a serious PERVERT for not only thinking he could get away with what he was doing but doing it on a damn PLANE. Don’t he know the nosiest people fly on planes?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Some of the people who comment on Yahoo,should be taken out and immediately shot to death. 

  • Anonymous

    I guess when they begin filming Rapes on a Plane, we know who to call for the lead role.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XA4RDSRSUX3XRSCPRR7XNGSPUQ Joshua

    I’ve had it with these mother fucking pedophiles on this mother fucking plane

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I guess he had already seen all of the the movies the airlines offered …

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I came so close to using that in the article as well as a comment about understanding why he was looking at child porn if the in flight movie was an Adam Sandler flick. But I am having a bad day, and off my game.

  • Anonymous

    he is an engineering professor, lena60.  he’ll have a hard time selling the “research” excuse.

    given that he’s from utah, i’m betting on: “i, grant smith, am the great-great-great-great grandson of joseph smith – founder of the only true religion.  …and those children are my wives.”

  • http://criminal-justice-jobs.org Steve Hamilton

    I echo what someone else wrote above about interviewing his two children.  There might be some help needed for those kids.

  • http://justiceforcaylee.synthasite.com/ shyloh

    Poor children. When will all this stop. I just can’t wrap my mind around child porn. It’s just tooo much for me.

  • http://justiceforcaylee.synthasite.com/ shyloh

    I am glad he didn’t. He’s busted and now one less monster walking around. Well for a few days anyway.

  • Anonymous

    I wholeheartedly agree with you, Cedric.  Most of these people start seeing the kids as objects after a while, to be admired and put away when not in use.  It IS really disturbing that he has two kids of his own.  It makes me wonder wtf is going on in the home, you know? The good thing is that he’s still sitting there and is not out running around perving on kids right now.

    I hate pedophiles.  I’m hearing the song, “Another One Bites the Dust” go through my head about now.

  • Anonymous

    Remember these sick bastards don’t think it’s wrong to sexually desire kids.
    They really do think the kids enjoy it and that it’s their decision.
    Maybe he thought no one would see him. Or he just couldn’t wait and just HAD to do one of the more stupid things I’ve heard someone do. Whatever the reason, I’m happy he was busted.
    If only they were all this obvious.

  • Camille Anderson

    Well yeah. Just look at his molestache.

  • http://www.facebook.com/milesmommyisme Shannon Brown

    Totally off subject BUT….Umm, where the hell are Satan’s Buddy, Pike Man and John? I’ve been MIA a couple months.

  • Anonymous

    kniption – I was thinking the same thing as soon as I read “Utah.” Child molestation just doesn’t seem to have the same definition out that way.

    As far as the college degrees = intelligence thing: There are all kinds of people who do and don’t have college degrees. However intelligence, education, socio-economic standing, race, etc…. those things don’t seem to allow any distinction when it comes to child molesters and serial killers.

    Evil isn’t picky. It can be in anyone.

  • Anonymous

    I just want to first yank his “junk” off at the root for being such a fucking pedophile. We can talk about his stupidity later. Seriously. : )

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t seen satans buddy on here for awhile. Pike man posted a few days ago, John?Iam not sure who that is.unless John Qknowitall Or john housecat.

  • Anonymous

    WHHYYYYYYYYYY?!!
    I want to throw about 65 more Y’s on there and a dozen exclamation and question marks.  Why do these idiots keep viewing their child porn on planes, buses, trains, and their work computers?!  Or trying to get them printed at a fucking Walmart?  These braindead fuckers know that CP is anathema in just about every post-industrial nation on earth.

  • Sam

    This guy has just ruined first class on Delta for me. You get duvets in first class. I can only imagine (although i’m trying with all my might not to) what he was doing under that duvet while he was watching that. *shivers running down my spine*

  • http://www.facebook.com/dre.mosley Dre Mosley

    Guy’s kiddy porn urges must have been so strong that he just had to watch it right then and there.

  • Anonymous

    The cost and availability of legal porn doesn’t factor in to my decision to NOT view child porn. At all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    That is a good thing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Nasty, fucked up,twisted shit.
    I kinda wish some of the other Nasty, fucked up,twisted sexual shit was illegal too … but that’s just me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I think Shannon meant john housecat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Since he’s working a lot now Pike said that he can’t chill on here much anymore,because he doesn’t have time.Satan’s Buddy,and John housecat – I have no idea.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    “These braindead fuckers know that CP is anathema in just about every post-industrial nation on earth.”

    anathema – “A detested person”.

    I am not sure they know what that word means – I agree with you,but I had to look that word up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

     duvets – “A soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider.”

    Shit – another new word for me under the same article,and by a different person;you guys on this site continue to ed’cha’ma’cate me – thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Says a lot about how FUCKED up his mind is.