14 Aug Maryland man arrested for Internet crimes and child pornography
On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Internet Crimes on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
A 20-year-old man was arrested by Maryland Police on charges of having and sharing child pornography. According to authorities, a member of an online task force that was set up to monitor Internet crimes involving children began noticing shared files containing child pornography back in March. Officials claim that the files were eventually traced back to the man’s address.
Law enforcement searched the man’s home and allegedly found pornographic photographs involving children on his computer. He was then taken into custody. If convicted, the man could face penalties of up to 90 years in jail and fines of up to $205,000. At this time, the date for his arraignment has not been set.
Individuals who have been charged with crimes of this nature can often have consequences before they even face trial. Public opinion regarding these types of crimes can lead to people drawing conclusions before the person has even had a trial. In reality, there is much information that will need to be documented and confirmed, internet records that will need to be verified and much more evidence examined before being accepted as admissible for trial.
This Maryland man could benefit from receiving guidance from someone who is familiar with the laws applicable to Internet crimes and also those that govern child pornography. It could also be helpful to know what evidence will be used to prove the distribution charges, and whether the search of his home was performed in a legal manner. Knowing his legal rights and what evidence the prosecutor intends to use against him can help him prepare a defense to these charges.
Source: wbal.com, “Man Arrested On Charges Of Distributing & Possessing Child Porn,” Ashley Williams, Aug. 7, 2013