Man Accused Of Killing University Of Utah Student Mackenzie Lueck Also Hit With Child Porn Charges

As officials were investigating Ayoola Ajayi for the murder of the 23-year-old University of Utah student, they allegedly found images of girls aged 4 to 7 performing a sex act on a male on his computer.

By Gina Tron

The man charged with killing a University of Utah student has been slammed with additional child pornography charges. 

The Salt Lake City District Attorney's Office filed 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor against Ayoola Ajayi, 31, on Tuesday, the Gephardt Daily reports.

In late June, two weeks after 23-year-old University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck vanished, officials announced that female human tissue with a DNA profile similar to that of Lueck was found in a burn pile located in Ajayi’s backyard. 

Ajayi was subsequently charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice, desecration of a body and homicide.

Last month, Lueck’s body was retrieved from a canyon, 85 miles away from Ajayi’s home. She had suffered blunt force trauma to the head and her hands had been bound behind her back.

MacKenzie Lueck

As part of an investigation into Lueck’s murder, investigators allegedly came across multiple disturbing images on Ajayi’s computer, which included “numerous images of children engaged in sex acts, according to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office. Some alleged images are of girls, who range in age from 4 to 7, performing a sex act on a male, according to a probable cause statement. Others are allegedly of naked girls of the same age group.

Lueck has been remembered as a nurturing person who was studying kinesiology and pre-nursing at the University of Utah.

MacKenzie Lueck

Ajayi was previously investigated on a 2014 rape allegation, according to the Associated Press. His estranged wife, Tenisha Ajayi, has also suggested that Ajayi was abusive during their relationship and that she feared for her life, according to KUTV.

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