HCC professor arrested on child porn charges

- A Hillsborough Community College math professor has been arrested for possessing and distributing child pornography. 

According to the federal criminal complaint, Howard Joseph Vorder Bruegge, III, 35, of Tampa used the screen names "JoeBlow73" and "JoeBlowFL" to distribute child porn on the Kik Messenger app. 

Investigators say Vorder Bruegge admitted to distributing the pornography and had images and videos on his cell phone of child pornography that also involved infants. 

The investigation was part of the nationwide initiative "Project Safe Childhood," which was launched in May 2006. 

Vorder Bruegge was arrested at his home without incident and faces a minimum of five years in prison and up to 20 years for the charge of distribution of child pornography and up to 20 years for possession of child pornography. 

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