UK employee pleads not guilty to child porn charges

A University of Kentucky employee pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Fayette District Court to a possession of child pornography charge.

UK police charged Robert N. McAllister, 23, Monday with possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

UK police Chief Joe Monroe said police received a tip Nov. 17 that there was child pornography on McAllister's laptop. After a search warrant was issued, officers found more than 500 images and videos of partially naked children and children involved in sexual acts, Monroe said.

Police have seized a computer that belongs to UK, Monroe said.

McAllister, who is a systems integration analyst for information technology, has been suspended pending the ongoing investigation, UK spokesman Jimmy Stanton said.