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William Lee Ebenstein, 57, is charged with eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. William Lee Ebenstein, 57, is charged with eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
DURHAM, N.C. -

A researcher in the department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University has been arrested and charged with eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Authorities arrested William Lee Ebenstein, 57, at 3 a.m. Friday. He is charged with seven counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Ebenstein is not a faculty member at Duke University, but has been a researcher in the physics department since 1991. He has been placed on leave pending the investigation.

Ebenstein's bond is set at $600,000.

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