Child Porn Arrests on the Rise Across the Country
In May of 2014, The Feds in New York announced the culmination of a three month investigation resulting in the arrest of seventy one people including a police chief and a Rabbi. Most of those arrested were using peer to peer software that allowed others to view kiddie porn they stored on their own computers. Sharing child pornography images and trading those images is a Federal crime and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines provide for incredibly harsh sentences in Federal prison. One of those arrested, a Police chief described how he ended up becoming “interested” in child porn. In his capacity as a policeman, he taught a sexual abuse awareness classes in elementary school and middle school. He said the images grew into a personal interest. Maybe the class should have been on avoiding becoming interested in the sexually explicit videos.
Over the years as a sex crime lawyerI have defended many men charged with possession or distribution of kiddie porn. Unlike other crimes, profit is generally not the motive. Child porn on the Internet is basically free. Years ago before the Internet took over, there was a commercial motive but now people are creating it at home and sharing it with others. One of those arrested was a woman who was actually using her child to create the videos. If you are on the Internet and see certain catch phrases like “family fun” or “taboo sex”, immediately terminate all contact. Many times people end up with child pornography on their computer by accident. In the process of downloading adult porn, sometimes the child pornography images are included in zip files and the person downloading does not realize they even have it. Once it is on your computer, it is a real problem. Simply hitting “delete” does not work. It may delete the directory but the image is still in your computer. Many time reformatting the hard drive is the only way to really get rid of it. Do not take your computer to an “expert” for assistance in deleting this stuff. They often will report it to the police and you will find the FBI knocking on your door. Never surrender your computer if you are contacted. Demand a search warrant.
Never consent to an interview and answer questions. You may be totally innocent but there are lots of innocent men in prison. Call an experienced sex crimes attorney before speaking to anyone. If you had a husband, a brother, a loved one, a friend, or co-worker arrested in this Operation Caireen and need questions answered, do be embarrassed call right away. If you think you may have a problem, call today 941 366 3506
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