Virginia Tech Cadet Corps student facing child pornography charges

Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 5:15 PM EST
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A student with the Virginia Tech Cadet Corps faces six child pornography distribution charges.

Eric W. Augustine, 20, has been indicted and released on a $10,000 bond.

The Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney confirmed six charges were brought by direct indictment.

According to Virginia Tech, Augustine was arrested on campus by the Virginia Tech Police Department.

University spokesman Mark Owczarski wrote, “Mr. Augustine was arrested by the Virginia Tech Police Department. He was arrested on campus. Beyond that, I cannot comment on an ongoing criminal investigation.”

As part of the investigation, his dorm room was searched by police.

The court website shows he was set to appear for attorney advisement Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court but withdrew and is currently being represented by attorney James ‘Jimmy’ Turk.

His next scheduled court appearance is tentatively set for December 1 in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

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