Grand jury indicts former MU graduate student

Thursday, June 5, 2008 | 6:05 p.m. CDT; updated 6:49 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA—A former MU graduate student and employee was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for attempting to send obscene material to a minor via the Internet. Akshaya Kumar Swain, 29, of Columbia was charged with attempting to send the material to a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl in November 2007, a news release from U.S. Attorney John Wood’s office said.