UW keeps confessed pedophile on payroll

SEATTLE — Evan Guros is an IT specialist at the University of Washington, but police said it was what he was doing on his home computer that got their attention.

evangurosInvestigators said Guros spent more than $1,400 on nearly 50 child porn DVDs from a company overseas.

According to charging documents, he had hundreds of thousands of images and videos of child pornography. Police said he admitted sexual interest in children between the ages of seven and 12. Despite all of that, the University is letting him keep his job.

“His position is not one that is public-facing. This was an evaluation done by the HR Department and the unit where he is employed and that was a collective judgment they reached,” UW spokesperson Bob Roseth said.

Roseth said the school doesn’t believe Guros is a threat to students and that he deserves to keep his taxpayer-funded job because there is no evidence any of these crimes occurred on campus. Students we spoke with disagreed.

“I feel like that’s something you shouldn’t stand for at all,” Josh Glassmyer said.

“I don’t think he should be able to keep his job — it’s gross and creepy,” Zoey Dingle said.

Bill Brastow is a retired UW employee and feels the University should have put the confessed pedophile on administrative leave.

“I understand innocent until proven guilty, but I’m a little bit surprised. I would not want someone like that working with me — I would want them gone,” he said.

The UW said if Guros is found guilty, they will reconsider his job status at that time.

He will be arraigned in King County Court on July 11.  If found guilty he could serve up to nine months in jail.

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6 comments

  • guest

    So if a UW employee went on an armed robbery spree in their free time, they'd get to keep their job? Child pornography is a crime…an especially heinous crime. And now UW is knowingly associating themselves with a voyeur and user of child pornography who just happens to work with computers all day long. For shame!

  • Sheila

    This is absolutely absurd!!!! No matter what the age of the children he is "interested" in he should NOT be allowed to keep his job. I am so disgusted in the way our society learns to just accept certain things….This man is a pedophile and we are allowing him to work at a school? Really? It doesn't matter the age of the people going to that school. It matters that he has obvious mental issues to be doing this sort of thing and "we" as a society allow it??? This is just wrong!!!! And as for "us" tax payers paying his paycheck, THAT makes me sick as well!!!! Shame on the school for keeping him employed!!!!

  • NAVYTOWN

    Oh, not to worry….he's get off with just a slap on the wrist by our so-called 'justice' system. And he'll get to keep his UW job. Then it's time to get back to those child-porn videos. Who says crime doesn't pay??

  • ReaganFan

    They said it was a decision made by the "unit where he is employed". There's something fishy here. Why would a manager or supervisor be protecting a child pornographer? To me this says the involvement of who he works for may also be involved.


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