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Ex-Wheaton College Professor Faces Child Porn Charges

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Donald Ratcliff, 60, faces child porn charges. (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Donald Ratcliff, 60, faces child porn charges. (DuPage County State’s Attorney)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Formal charges have been filed against a former Wheaton College professor, who is facing facing seven child pornography counts as well as a divorce.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, Donald Ratcliff’s wife, Brenda, first refused to bail him out of jail and now she has filed for divorce.

Prosecutors said Ratcliff had more than 500 images of child pornography on his computer, including many of children under the age of 5. He is being held at the DuPage County jail.

According to his bio, the 60-year-old Christian education professor’s research focuses on children.

He faces 50 years in prison if convicted. He has been placed on leave after his arrest four weeks ago.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser Reports

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