Monthly Archives: July 2013

State v. Scoles, 2013 N.J. LEXIS 585; 2013 WL 2631693 (N.J. Supreme Court)

In this criminal case, defendant is charged with endangering the welfare of a child based on allegations involving the email transmission of images of child pornography. A discovery dispute arose after the State declined to provide defendant’s attorney with copies … Continue reading

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State v. Gurule, 2013 N.M. LEXIS 180; 2013 WL 2635646 (N.M. Supreme Court)

In 2007, an Agent with the New Mexico (NM) ICAC task force began an investigation into the distribution of child pornography over a peer-to-peer network operating the gnutella open protocol.  The Agent identified an IP address associated with a NM … Continue reading

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State v. Grube, 2013 Ga. LEXIS 487; 2013 Fulton County D. Rep. 1693; 2013 WL 2371789 (GA Supreme Court)

In October 2009, a Catoosa County Sheriff’s deputy pretending to be a 14-year-old girl named Tiffany posted a listing on an internet website indicating she was looking for something fun to do over an upcoming holiday weekend. Appellant, then a … Continue reading

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State v. Al-Khayyal, 2013 Ga. App. LEXIS 514; 2013 WL 3037725 (GA Court of Appeals)

The State appealed defendant’s successful motion to dismiss regarding his 49 count indictment of possession of child pornography in violation of OCGA § 16 -12-100 (b) (8). Defendant, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was abroad teaching in … Continue reading

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Sanchez v. State, 2013 Tex. Crim. App. LEXIS 823; 2013 WL 2494137 (TX Court of Appeals)

Appellant appealed his conviction and subsequent affirmance regarding solicitation of a minor in violation of Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 15.031(b)(2004 and 2006).  In 2001 an ICAC detective was proactively engaging in online chats assuming the character “Molly Shaw” a … Continue reading

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People v. Lyons, 2013 IL App (2d) 120392 (IL Ct. Crim. Appeals)

Appellant was convicted on a multiple count indictment of possession of child pornography.  He filed a motion in limine to suppress evidence (two boxes of miscellaneous floppy discs and CD/DVDs) his wife turned over to the police.  Appellant’s wife came … Continue reading

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Jeffers v. Commonwealth, 2013 WL 2971395 (Va. Ct. Crim. Appeals)

Pursuant to a conditional guilty plea, appellant was convicted of 18 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of reproduction of child pornography.  Appellant argued that the trial court erred in not suppressing incriminating evidence seized pursuant to … Continue reading

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