'Survivor' alum Michael Skupin sentenced to prison on child pornography charges



Michael Skupin appeared in an Oakland County courtroom in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, and was ordered to serve one to four years in prison for possession of child pornography, ET confirms.

In a separate case, the two-time Survivor contestant was also ordered to four years probation for larceny, and will have to submit to drug testing once released. In addition, Skupin will have to pay $31,800 to the victims of the crime.

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During an investigation into Skupin's involvement in a financial scheme, authorities found child pornography on his laptop. He was convicted in November, but claims he did not download the videos and images to his computer.

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PANIMAN - APRIL 1: 'Down and Dirty' - Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the sixth episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Michael Skupin attends 'Survivor Philippines' finale and reunion at CBS Studios on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Michael Skupin attends 'Survivor: The Philippines' red carpet finale and reunion held at CBS Studios on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PANIMAN - MARCH 27: 'Create a Little Chaos' - Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Lisa Whelchel, Michael Skupin, Abi-Maria Gomes, Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski and Artis Silvester of the Tandang Tribe during the Immunity Challenge on the fourth episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'This Isn'Ât a 'We' Game' - Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the third episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 20: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' - Michael Skupin during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski and Michael Skupin during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' Michael Skupin, Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Artis Silvester, Lisa Whelchel, Abi-Maria Gomes and Peter 'Pete'Â Yurkowski during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'Don'Ât Be Blinded By The Headlights' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski, Michael Skupin, Artis Silvester. Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Lisa Whelchel and Abi-Maria Gomes of the Tandang Tribe after the Immunity Challenge on the second episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, September 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Don't Be Blinded By The Headlights' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski and Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the Immunity Challenge on the second episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, September 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'This Isn'Ât a 'We' Game' - Artis Silvester, Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski, Abi-Maria Gomes, Michael Skupin and Lisa Whelchel of the Tandang Tribe during the third episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 30: 'Got My Swag Back' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski, Abi-Maria Gomes, Lisa Whelchel, Artis Silvester, Malcolm Freberg, Michael Skupin and Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour of the Tandang Tribe enjoy their Immunity Challenge win during the fifth episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 17: After being medically evacuated due to severe burns received after passing out into a fire from smoke inhalation, Michael Skupin returns to SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES to finish what he started and for one more chance at the million dollar prize. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'This Isn'Ât a 'We' Game' - Artis Silvester and Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the third episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 17: After being medically evacuated due to severe burns received after passing out into a fire from smoke inhalation, Michael Skupin returns to SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES to finish what he started and for one more chance at the million dollar prize. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' - Peter 'Pete'Â Yurkowski, Artis Silvester, Michael Skupin and Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
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"I maintain that I didn't do it," he said in court on Tuesday (via People). "That's all I maintain. There were hundreds of people who had access to my computer. I have 11 children who I'm raising, and I have about $1,000 a month in child support. There's so much fallout that would result in me going away."

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In 2001, Skupin was evacuated from Survivor II: The Australian Outback after falling into a campfire, but returned for Survivor: Philippines in 2012.

Reporting by Steve Wilks.


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