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What is the Sentence for Possession of Child Pornography?

What is the Sentence for Possession of Child Pornography?

Possessing child pornography is one of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes out there on both the state and federal level. Florida lawmakers are even pressing to increase the sentence if the material depicts a child under the age of five. Child Pornography Crimes in South Florida In Port St. Lucie, Sheriff’s investigators used a battering ram to open the front door of Joseph D. Baldino’s home Friday night. Baldino, 30, has been arrested and is facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography based on 10 videos and still images found on Baldino’s laptop computer showing girls ages 4 to 12 in obscene poses, according to WPTV News. He is being held in jail for a $250,000 bond. Baldino’s father was arrested for resisting arrest without violence and has been… […]

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How Serious is the Law Against Possession of Child Pornography?

How Serious is the Law Against Possession of Child Pornography?

According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, a 27-year-old Lake Worth man is facing charges for possession of child pornography, according to Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe. The Palm Beach County Sexual Predator Enforcement Unit announced that Odson Francois was arrested at his home on Wednesday. Detectives reported finding, on Francois’ home computer, images and videos showing children involved in sex acts. The investigative report states a forensic review revealed 14 of the 20 downloaded files were videos. In a recorded police statement, Francois indicated he downloaded the pornography containing images of children, that he knew it was wrong and that he was sorry, according to the police report. He was tracked down by detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which first traced… […]

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What is the Distribution of Obscene Materials?

What is the Distribution of Obscene Materials?

A Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles is scheduled for his first appearance in a Florida court. Phillip Greaves of Pueblo, Colo., is charged with violating Florida’s obscenity law, a third-degree felony. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. The 47-year-old was arrested Monday in Colorado. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction because Greaves sold and mailed a copy of his horrifying book directly to undercover deputies who had requested a copy and paid $50. Florida’s obscenity law prohibits the “distribution of obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors.” Greaves is being held at the Polk County Jail. He told local media on Tuesday that he “only has sex with grown-ups” and that his book falls under his constitutional right to free speech.… […]

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Another Palm Beach County Man Is Arrested for Internet Child Pornography

Another Palm Beach County Man Is Arrested for Internet Child Pornography

A West Palm Beach man was recently charged with possessing 99 images of child pornography, according to authorities. Palm Beach police arrested Walter Devault, age 21. He is being held at the Palm Beach County jail on a $297,000 bond. Palm Beach police spokeswoman Janet Kinsella said the arrest resulted from an investigation by the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children task force, an agency comprised of local police departments that has been responsible for many arrests across the region and nation. Internet Child Pornography – A Growing Problem in Palm Beach County As more people use the Internet, more people are being charged with these crimes. The Sun-Sentinel reported 10 recent child porn cases in the South Florida area. According to some experts, internet porn suspects are getting younger… […]

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