Former 'Survivor' Contestant Sentenced On Child Porn Charges

“Your own lengthy statement ... shows a lack of remorse or acceptance of responsibility,” said a judge.

Michael Skupin, a contestant on the notorious Survivor reality TV series, has been sentenced to one to four years of prison after cops found child pornography on his computer. The laptop had been seized as part of another investigation over a financial scheme Skupin had been involved in. 

"I never, ever said who, what, when, where, why these pictures were on there or viewed, I just maintained that I didn’t do it. I wasn’t pointing the finger at anybody, there was hundreds of people that use these computers," Skupin said, according to CBS. "I have 11 children that I’m raising and four of them are at-home minors and four of them are in college. I have about $1,000 a month obligation toward child support and there’s so much fallout that would result in me going away. … I would just ask that in order to maintain the quality of my children’s lives, there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do that you guys ask me to do. I just ask for the mercy of the court."

“Your own lengthy statement regarding your criminal activity was disturbing, and it shows a lack of remorse or acceptance of responsibility,” replied Judge Wendy Potts.

Fans of the cult reality series will remember Skupin's brief appearance on Survivor season 2: Skupin had collapsed into a fire and severely burnt his hands, leading to his evacuation from the island. He later returned for a different season of the show.

Skupin will be eligible for parole in one year.

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