Allegheny College Professor Half Million Child Rape & Torture Images/Videos

Kirk Nesset, a 57 year old award-winning, creative writing professor at

Kirk Nesset

Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged, 1 October 2014 with one count each of child porn distribution, receipt and possession. Upon his arrest he had over 500,000 videos/images of child sex abuse and thirty folders with titles like “kidsfuck.”

He was indicted, 14 October 2014, on all three counts. On 9 February 2015 he filed a motion asking for another continuance which was granted. Nesset remains free on $10,000 bond. The court has allowed him to travel to Arizona since his arrest. On 19 March 2015 Nesset agreed to a plea deal. On 6 April 2015 he is scheduled to plea guilty to child porn charges.

Kirk Nesset’s Criminal Complaint
irk Nesset’s Criminal Complaint

Nesset was caught by an undercover federal agent in on-line child sex abuse trading sites. He had been trading in child sex abuse since at least 2005.

Kirk Nesset’s Criminal Complaint

Nesset resigned from Allegheny College, 2 October 2014, where he had been a full professor at Allegheny since 2009. He earned his doctorate at University of California, Santa Barbara and had won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in 2007.

Allegheny College cancelled all classes and offered grief counseling to the student body and staff upon news of Nesset’s arrest.


Dr. Lori Handrahan’s forthcoming book Child Porn Nation: America’s Hidden National Security Risk details America’s child sex abuse epidemic. Her Ph.D. is from The London School of Economics. She can be reached on Twitter @LoriHandrahan2