Child Porn Case Could Cost U-M $500K

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Investigations into suspected child pornography on a flash drive at a University of Michigan hospital could cost more than $500,000. The porn went unreported for six months.

The university is paying international law firm Latham & Watkins a maximum of $395,000 to complete a review of hospital security procedures, CBS News reports. Other costs associated with the review will be paid to Margolis Healy & Associates, which is conducting a separate assessment of hospital security, and to Fred White Jr., who serves as liaison between the university and the outside firms.

Reviewers are working to uncover the reasons for the delay in reporting that allowed Stephen Jenson to work with children for an additional six months after a medical resident discovered in the Pediatric Emergency Department a flash drive containing documents with his name on them and child pornography.

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