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Accrediting Group Action Not Expected In U-M Porn Case

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Reams of paper have been eliminated in Lenawee County as the prosecutor's office has digitized files. (Source: File Photo)

Reams of paper have been eliminated in Lenawee County as the prosecutor’s office has digitized files. (Source: File Photo)

ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) - The University of Michigan Health System says a hospital accrediting group isn’t expected to take action following an investigation into a six-month delay in reporting suspected child porn to police.

Health System CEO Ora Pescovitz announced Tuesday that The Joint Commission reviewed the University of Michigan’s response to the delay as well as school plans that include an outside review of campus security. The group had been investigating a complaint about the delay.

The Joint Commission did not respond to an email seeking comment. University of Michigan officials on Friday announced the security review.

A female resident told hospital officials in May that she saw child porn on a flash drive she found in the Pediatric Emergency Department lounge. Search warrant affidavits show she discussed the matter with her supervisors, hospital security and the Office of the General Counsel.

But the resident, who said she left the room in a panic without the flash drive, told investigators she was informed days after reporting it that the matter was closed. And security at the university-affiliated hospital didn’t report the case to university police until Nov. 21.

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Stephen Jenson (Booking Photo)

After police were notified, charges were brought within weeks against Stephen Jenson, a 36-year-old resident physician who worked until December at the hospital. He is charged with four counts of possessing child sexually abusive material and is awaiting a trial.

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