Judge sets bond for Morrow at $50,000

A Grand Junction man accused of collecting thousands of images of child pornography on his home computer was handed a $50,000 bond in Colorado’s U.S. District Court on Monday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Tafoya said Michael J. Morrow, 63, can live in a halfway house under supervision if he posts the unsecured bond.

Morrow, who was arrested on allegations that he possessed 13,000 images of children engaged in sexual acts, is not allowed to have access to computers or to the Internet.

He waived his right Monday to a preliminary hearing.

Morrow was hired as a teacher’s aide at Grand Mesa Middle School Oct. 7. He resigned from his job in School District 51 Oct. 28, the day he was arrested.

Morrow told police he obtained the images over several years via computer from a man in the
Netherlands, according to an arrest affidavit.

Morrow worked as a sports department copy editor for The Daily Sentinel from May 2007 to February of this year.

He more recently wrote sports columns for The Grand Junction Free Press, but he was not an employee there and wasn’t paid for his contributions, the paper said.


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