Interesting perspective on child porn

Interesting 92 page (whew!) report on the Maricopa County Attorney’s homepage regarding a child porn case that’s made national news. Apparently the defendant involved, a guy named Matthew Bandy,who admitted to downloading “regular” porno, successfully escaped any jailtime by blaming the child porn on a trojan virus. But the report includes detailed technical exhibits showing this wasn’t true.

The most interesting part is the “smoking gun” CD – Bandy had a CD sitting next to his computer which had nothing but porno files on it. His defense was that he had backed up all his computer to the CD, so he didn’t know about the child porn that just happened to be on there. The problem with that excuse? The CD ‘s capacity was only 650 megabytes, whereas his computer had over 100 gigabytes of files.


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