ANCHORAGE -

State authorities are seeking a former University of Alaska Anchorage professor who stands accused of possessing and distributing child pornography at both his home and his office on campus.

In a statement from Department of Law spokesperson Cori Mills, a grand jury Tuesday indicted 37-year-old Curtis Osterhoudt on a 14-count indictment.

“Osterhoudt was indicted after an investigation was conducted by the Technical Crimes Unit of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the UAA Police Department and Cyber Crimes Unit of the Anchorage Police Department,” investigators wrote.

Ousterhoudt served as an assistant professor of physics and astronomy between August 2012 and January 2014, said Kristin DeSmith, assistant vice chancellor of relations at UAA. He was initially slated to work in what is now the university’s Social Sciences Building.

“I research mainly in physical acoustics, statistical mechanics, and archaeology, and wish to bring a passion for science in general, and the ability to think critically to the students of UAA,” Osterhoudt wrote in a brief entry accompanying a photograph of him.

According to Mills, Osterhoudt faces between two and 12 years in prison per count of the indictment if he is convicted, with a maximum sentence of 99 years.

Anyone with information on Osterhoudt’s activities or whereabouts is asked to call Alaska State Trooper Terrence Shanigan at 271-3918.