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03 Feb 2016

Previously arrested Fort Pierce man faces dozens of new child porn charges

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A man from Fort Pierce who was originally arrested due to a firearms offense now faces new charges. According to a press release by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, 29 year old Altamonte Wilson is now also charged with 54 counts of child pornography. At this time, there are no statements available from Wilson or his Fort Pierce criminal lawyer.

On August 25, 2015, WIlson was originally arrested after a search warrant on his house was executed. Wilson was a felon and he had both a rifle and a double barrel pistol on the premises. During an interview after the initial arrest, Wilson revealed that he used some software programs which are frequently used to share and distribute child pornography.

During the original investigation, 10 files containing pornography of 6 to 12 year old children were discovered. After this discovery, investigators were then able to fully examine all of Wilson’s electronics. During this forensic examination, 43 more illegal videos and images of child pornography were discovered.

Sheriff Ken Mascara,an officer involved in the case, says that at this time, there is no evidence to suggest that Wilson personally molested anyone. However, merely possessing the videos and images that were on his electronic devices is still extremely illegal. At his trial, it will be determined whether or not Wilson is responsible for the pornographic data.

In cases such as this, the jury will see if their is any evidence which shows that Wilson is not guilty of possessing the videos and images. Expert internet crime criminal lawyers point out that if the files were in a temporary internet file or a lost file portion of the hard drive, the data is inaccessible, and the user of the computer does not possess the files. There is also the possibility of malicious hacking, since unscrupulous criminals can remotely connect to a person’s computer.

In modern times, trials related to internet crimes are becoming more and more common, and it is important to have an internet crime criminal lawyer who is familiar with all of the technological aspects of the case. There might be plenty of reasons for why illegal material is on an electronic device that does not convict the accused. Therefore, having an experienced Fort Pierce criminal lawyer is invaluable to a defense for an internet crime.

St. Lucie Internet Crime Attorney Jeffrey Garland

if you or someone you know has been in a similar legal situation, contact the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland to learn more about your options.

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