March 20, 2012


Interesting here is, there doesn't seem to be any evidence of possession or downloading of CP. While his comments are definitely inappropriate and disgusting, they are nothing but comments and caused his arrest. So, have we stooped to arresting folks for talking about something??? Should court personnel be arrested for discribing past acts of offenders? How far is too far?
3-20-2012 Michigan:

On behalf of The Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar, P.L.C. posted in Child Pornography on Monday, March 12, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Detroit received a tip last summer that a Southfield man had discussed child pornography on his private Facebook account. The man is now facing criminal charges in federal court.

The man allegedly discussed methods for downloading child pornography from the Internet. Authorities also claim that the man discussed how to encrypt pornographic content. In addition, he allegedly made a handful of statements regarding the victims of child pornography.

The FBI located the Southfield man with the assistance of Facebook. The FBI served Facebook with two subpoenas for subscriber information, which ultimately led the FBI to the man in question.

According to one of the agent's affidavits, while searching the man's home agents asked the Southfield man why he posted the statements about child pornography on his Facebook page. The man told the agents that he posted the comments as a joke, and that they should not have been taken seriously.

Anyone in the Detroit area facing similar charges would do well to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney early on in the process. An attorney can investigate a case, negotiate with prosecutors and work towards a favorable outcome. In addition, they can work to protect their client's rights throughout the entire process.

Although the man in this specific case faces serious charges, it is important to remember that anyone who has been charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Everyone deserves a fair trial and a chance to share their side of the story.

Source: Detroit Free Press, "Southfield man faces charges after Facebook posts about child pornography," Tresa Baldas, Mar. 1, 2012 ..Source.. by Law Offices of Raymond A Cassar

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