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Professor charged with Internet luring bonds out

Posted: 10:54 AM, Mar 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-09 13:53:37-05

The Western State Colorado University professor charged with sexual exploitation of a child bonded out of jail Wednesday.

Daniel Cress has been officially charged with one count of Internet luring and three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

Cress did not appear in court Wednesday but was represented by his lawyer.

Cress is a Sociology and Criminal Justice professor at the university in Gunnison.

Cress was communicating online with an undercover agent that he believed to be a child under the age of 15, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney's office.

Last week, the judge left Cress' bond at $20,000.

The judge ordered Cress not to have contact with anyone under 18, except one of his children who is a minor, and ordered Cress to stay off the Internet except for business use.

Cress will have a preliminary hearing on April 7.