ReFur Posted October 25, 2006 Share Posted October 25, 2006 I want to tell you a true story that you all should know. Someone I know just about had their life destroyed over supposed porn pictures that were of under aged teen girls on his computer. This person pissed off the wrong people on a unrelated issue and told them to "go to a warm place" This person felt they had done nothing wrong and took an aggressive stance. This guy is young and cocky and still believed he was "bullet proof", as only the young can. Then one day while he was out, the police came and crashed down his front door and took his computer. Made the papers and all his neighbors ran at the site of this "pervert". His wife had to go to work everyday to face co-worker that believed she was married to a sex offender. Many felt that she had allowed it and was just as guilty. There two children were put into foster care. The children were examined and interviewed time and time again on the possibility of sex abuse. Both sides of their family could not believe that this did not have some validity to it. So, they lost their family support system, too! The father has not been allowed to see his children, which he was very close to until the case is final. The impact on the children can never be reversed. His case was delayed and delayed. The proof of what he had done took six months to even be presented to him. The prosecution delayed and delayed until finally the judge intervened and forced the prosecutors to show what they had. Then all of a sudden he was told the feds were now involved! Every time he went to court there were picketers saying that sex offenders should get death! They still had not allowed his defense to see his computer. Finally the defense told him the hard cold truth. He could spend the rest of his life in prison. And, the prosecution was now offering him a plea bargain that would allow him to only serve 8 months. The fact he would forever be labeled a sex offender was not mentioned. In tears he refused to admit something he did not do. Living in a very fundamentalist area he knew full well he could be convicted without any evidence. Well a few days later his lawyers did gain access to his computer. The legal procedure in handling someones computer is to copy the hard drive to another computer. The original computer is not even to be turned on until court. It had been turned on many times and they had logged in several times under his ids. There were many irregularities in how "these illegal picture files" were on his hard drive. These pictures were in the temp folder, while in all other cases the pictures had been carefully catalogued into regular picture folders. They also were over a year old and were all sequential serial names. Since he did regular file maintenance, these temp files would have been cleared many times over. In other words the data had been planted. The pictures were of "minors" that appeared to be in their teens. But, an ordinary cop had decided these were minors. Not an expert. This person found out that he was the very first person to not plea out in his County. There will now be lawsuits and lawyers will make a bundle! You wonder how many lives have been destroyed this way? How many neighbors or co-workers will ever see the small caption that said his case was dropped. Will they think anything was done wrong when they read the case could be re-opened later? You think you live in a free country? Don't believe it. When fundamentalists are in charge of a country you are not free. Whether that is Iran or the USA! I promise you this story is true and not exaggerated. Please take care. Linda Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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