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Nesset reaches settlement with child pornography victims

Alex Weidenhof, News Editor

October 18, 2018

Kirk Nesset, a former professor of English and creative writing at Allegheny College who pleaded guilty to charges related to child pornography, has reached settlements with eight victims who filed a civil lawsuit against him in...

Government sends request to garnish Nesset’s accounts

Alex Weidenhof, Copy/Enterprise Editor

January 25, 2018

The federal government has sent the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania a request to garnish Kirk Nesset’s retirement accounts to pay his restitution due to victims as a result of his 2016 guilty ple...

Nesset sued by child pornography survivors

Angela Mauroni, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2017

Eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against former Allegheny College Professor of English Kirk Nesset on Dec. 19, 2016. Although Nesset did not produce child pornography, the plaintiffs in the case are some of those who were in ...

Nesset speaks on his condition and crime

Angela Mauroni and Joseph Tingley

March 10, 2016

It was almost 8 a.m. and there were already visitors waiting to be led into the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Those who had visited the prison before filed through the metal detectors after removing their s...

Nesset pleads guilty to all charges

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2015

Former Allegheny English Professor Kirk Nesset faces at least five years in federal prison following his guilty plea in Erie federal court on April 6. Charged with possession, distribution and receipt of child pornography,...

Not guilty plea reconsidered

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2015

Former Allegheny Professor, Kirk Nesset, is set to change his not guilty plea in an Erie, Pa. federal court on April 6. Nesset, 57, made his original plea of not guilty on charges of receipt, distribution and possession of child pornogr...

Nesset pleads ‘not guilty’ to charges

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2014

Kirk Nesset, former professor of English at Allegheny and an award-winning writer, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 14 to three child pornography charges, despite admitting to the crime to federal law enforcement agents at the time...

Students raise concerns directly to administration

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2014

Allegheny College canceled classes Friday in order for the community to meet and express concerns to administrators and each other over Professor of English Kirk Nesset’s arrest. The meeting, originally scheduled from 1:00 to...

Faculty cancel classes following federal scandal

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2014

Allegheny faculty and administrators have canceled classes on Friday, Oct. 3, following the arrest of Kirk Nesset. Nesset, professor of English, was arrested on federal charges of obtaining and distributing child pornography....

Pampered pet tours with professor

April 15, 2011

Their friendship knows no bounds. From work, to the gym and even at the bar, their complementary sets of luscious locks and pearly whites are iconic. English Professor Kirk Nesset and his black Pomeranian, Ryan, are celebritie...

Pomeranian accompanies Nesset to Single Voice Reading

April 15, 2011

Kirk Nesset carried in his own lamp, adjusted it by the podium, and offered his introducer, Will Brewer, ’11, a job introducing him for his readings across the country the way he did Thursday night for the final Single Voice...

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