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James Schnur remains in jail


It’s been 12 days since James Schnur, the special collections librarian, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and bestiality. He remained in the Pinellas County Jail late Sunday.

Schnur’s lawyer, Meribeth Wetzel, said that her office has not yet scheduled a bail hearing. She did not wish to provide further comment.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office charged Schnur, 51, with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene material. His bail is set at $1 million.

Schnur was arrested the morning of April 12 in his home in Seminole. Police began to investigate Schnur after receiving a tip in January.

The university placed Schnur on unpaid leave pending the investigation and declined to comment further.


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