Third Ball State Employee Arrested on Child Porn Charges

The arrests are the result of a joint investigation between university and state police.

An Indiana man’s arrest on June 27 marked the third time an employee at Ball State University has been arrested on child porn charges in the last three months.

Robert Yedon was arrested and barred from university grounds as part of a continuing joint investigation between campus and state police.

Yedon, a former professor of information and communications sciences, is the third employee to be arrested as a result of the investigation, which is taking place on the Ball State campus, according to

“The university has in place strong security measures to protect the integrity of our technology system, which include routinely scanning the use of information systems,” Ball State Police Chief James Duchkam says. “When traffic patterns suggest that information security, integrity, or performance has been compromised, we investigate. These enhanced measures enabled us to discover and further examine the conduct in all three of these matters.”

In April, Maintenance Supervisor Randal R. Schmidt was suspended and barred from campus for possession of child pornography and, a month later, Math Instructor Brian K. Siebenaler was arrested for similar reasons.

Despite the similarities in the cases, Chief Duchkam says police have no information to suggest that these incidents are related.

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