Former medical professor sentenced in child pornography case

By By Ana Breton

By Ana Breton

A former professor of radiology at the U School of Medicine will spend 63 months in federal prison after being sentenced on one count of possession of child pornography.

William John Zwiebel was arrested Sept. 25, 2006, after the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office and the U Police Department contacted the FBI with allegations that Zwiebel had images of child pornography on his computer at work.

Law enforcement authorities found hundreds of still images and videos that featured prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts with adults based on a tip from the Office of Information Technology at the U, according to a report filed by the FBI.

Zwiebel, who also previously served as the chief of the Imaging Services Unit at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was placed on administrative leave and later resigned from his position at the U.

“I was a perpetrator. I will forever be sorry for that,” Zwiebel told The Salt Lake Tribune.

No employees from the department of radiology could be reached for comment.

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