Michael Foret: U Wisconsin historian pleads guilty to porn possession





A history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of child pornography Wednesday and had a second charge dismissed.

Michael Foret, 53, was arrested April 17 for uploading sexually explicit photographs of young children onto an image sharing Web site.

Foret, a specialist in the history of southeastern American Indians, told detectives he liked boys and girls of ages 11 to 17 but said he had not "acted on anything," according to the criminal complaint.

"The defendant said that other people play fantasy sports and that he uses the Internet and these sites as his fantasy outlet," the complaint said.

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