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Benjamin Levin, University Of Toronto Professor, To Plead Guilty To Some Child Porn Charges: Lawyer

01/17/2015 02:19 EST | Updated 03/19/2015 05:59 EDT
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TORONTO - The lawyer for a University of Toronto professor who once held the post of deputy education minister in Ontario and Manitoba says his client plans to plead guilty to some of the child pornography-related charges against him.

Lawyer Clayton Ruby says Benjamin Levin will plead guilty to some charges in March while others will be withdrawn. He would not specify which.

Levin — who was on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's transition team as she took office — faces a total of seven charges.

The investigation which led to Levin's July 2013 arrest began in the middle of 2012. Officials in Toronto were contacted by authorities in New Zealand and later police in London, Ont.

From late 2004 to early 2007, Levin served under former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty as deputy minister of education.

He also served as Manitoba's deputy minister of advanced education and deputy minister of education, training and youth between 1999 and 2002.

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