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Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Estranged Husband

Indiana Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Her Estranged Husband, Faces Jail Time

child pornOn Monday, December 15th, an Indiana woman was sentenced to jail for downloading child porn in order to frame her estranged husband in a bizarre act of vengeance.

The woman was sentenced to 6 months to two years for a felony conviction for downloading child pornography. She will also serve two years of probation for unsworn falsification to law enforcement officers.

Reportedly, the woman called police when she found child porn images on her home computer in August 2013. She told investigators that her estranged husband must have downloaded them. The estranged husband was blamed for several months for the images. Although he refused to appear in court, he sent a statement regarding how the child porn charges have impacted his life and his work.

However, based on the time stamps on the images, which computer forensics investigators uncovered, the images had been downloaded to the computer after her husband moved out of the house under a protection-from-abuse order.

The woman maintained her innocence in the child porn case during her sentencing hearing.

“This is because I was doing something good that turned out bad against me,” the woman told Judge Thomas Bianco. “I only wanted to protect my children.”

Although the woman has shown no remorse for the crime, the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board determined that the woman is not a sexually violent predator and will not have to register as a sex offender.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Child Porn Charges in South Carolina

In the age of the internet, social networking sites including Facebook and Myspace, and internet chat rooms have become a frequent forum for law enforcement posing as an underage minor.  A person who appears to be a minor, talks and presents themselves as a minor may actually be an agent running an online sting.

If you attempt, ask or communicate your desire to engage in sexual activity after the “child’s” age is made clear, even if you never meet, you can be charged with online criminal solicitation of a minor.

Under South Carolina law, you can be force to serve up to 10 years for online child solicitation.

Getting charged for possessing child pornography can ruin your personal and professional reputation. If you have been accused of possessing or distributing child pornography, you need an attorney who will take your side, guide you through the legal system and fight to protect your rights.

Charges may include:

  • Production of child pornography
  • Distribution of child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Use of child pornography
  • Sexual assault
  • Sex with a minor

Being caught with child pornography on your computer usually implies that you intentionally downloaded the pornography and purposefully viewed it. However, we understand that that is not necessarily true. The South Carolina Criminal defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm will aggressively fight to defend your rights and provide you with the best child pornography defense. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800.

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