WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- A College of William & Mary research biologist has been arrested on child pornography charges.

46-year-old Michael D. Wilson of Richmond was arrested Friday afternoon by William & Mary Police on four felony counts of possession of child pornography. Wilson was booked into the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

The college confirms Wilson worked at the Center for Conservation Biology, and has been an employee since 2004.

Following school protocol, Wilson was placed on administrative leave and is prohibited from being on campus.