Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant to face trial on child porn charges

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CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) – Former “Survivor” contestant Michael Skupin has been ordered to trial in Michigan on child pornography charges and other crimes.

A suburban Detroit judge on Friday said there’s enough evidence to send Skupin to Oakland County court. He was charged in February.

Investigators say child porn was discovered on Skupin’s laptop while they were looking into an alleged Ponzi scheme in which money from new investors is used to pay earlier investors.

Defense attorney Steven Lynch says police can’t prove that Skupin owned or even used the computers.

Skupin was rescued by helicopter after falling into a campfire and burning his hands in 2001 on “Survivor II: The Australian Outback.” He returned for “Survivor: Philippines” in 2012.

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