A former Vanderbilt University student arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography faces additional counts of sexual exploitation of a minor following a grand jury indictment.
A Davidson County grand jury last week indicted Jeffrey M. Ewers, 25, on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Metro police arrested Ewers Nov. 5, 2010, and charged him with six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
The investigation into the pornography charges began after employees at Café Coco found a memory card that had been left behind. When the café staff opened files on it to find out whom it might belong to, they found child porn instead and turned it over to police.
Investigators later searched Ewers’ residence and seized items including a computer hard drive that allegedly contained more than 600 images and videos of child porn that police believe Ewers got from the Internet.
Police also arrested Ewers last October for allegedly driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, violating probation and possessing prescription drugs without a prescription.
In November, he was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail on a reckless driving charge resulting from a May 2009 DUI arrest.