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Man charged in murder of MacKenzie Lueck due in court on child porn charges

Posted at 6:34 AM, Oct 01, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — The man charged with kidnapping and murdering U of U studen MacKenzie Lueck last year is due in court Thursday morning to answer to charges related to possession of child pornography.

Ayoola Ajayi was charged with 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after investigators seized a computer during the investigation into Lueck's death.

"West Regional Computer Forensics Lab examined the computer and found numerous images of children engaged in sex acts," a news release from the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office said.

Each of the 19 images documented in a probable cause statement showed a girl between the ages of 4 and 8.

Lueck disappeared in the early morning hours of June 17, 2019. Her charred remains were found in Logan Canyon 16 day later, on July 3.

Ajayi is due back in court later this month to answer to the charges related to Lueck's death.

Watch FOX 13 for updates.