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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A 750-year sentence imposed in kiddie porn case

A Burnsville man was sentenced to 750 years in prison for creating at least 29 pornographic images of prepubescent girls in his basement.

The tip-off that helped investigators put him away: a Brownie uniform in the background of one of his photographs.

For more, see "He made child porn - and gets 750 years" in the Pioneer Press.

The sentence was meted out by U.S. District Court Judge James M. Rosenbaum.

St. Paul attorney Earl Gray had a great quote in the article about the defendant's prospects on appeal.

"If you appeal the sentence to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, they'll probably give him 1,500 years," Gray said. "They're tougher than Rosenbaum."

Was justice served here?

1 comment:

Fima Fimovich said...

I recently read in Star Tribune :
'A p..rn crackdown is always a good diversion when you're in trouble,
but this kind of game is exactly what you get from politicized
prosecutors: sensational easy targets while the more difficult work of
prosecuting white-collar crime and corruption -- insider trading,
mortgage fraud, price-fixing -- is neglected.'

My name is Fima Estrin and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
I came to US as political refugee on human rights violations in former USSR
I am russian jew, and I got a lot of discrimination in USSR
My parents are Holocaust survivors.

(I am also most "dangerous criminal" for police. Yesterday I came to
police station to allow them make my pictures. They also come
regularly to check on me naming me Predator.
I am an easy target, very easy)

Yes I got the worst thing in USA, never possible in communist country.
I was set up with my computer, convicted as a s..x offender for computer p..rn.
Now I do not have job and can hardly survive under police database
supervision, named s..x offender registration. Nobody want to hire me,
I think because of police database.
And I have family. Who cares? Dirty polititians are playing their
dirty games for more power.
I would like to send you some links to publications about my criminal
case. I was forced to confess to the
possession of internet digital pictures of p..rn in deleted clusters
of my computer hard drive. My browser was hijacked while I was
browsing the web. I was redirected to illegal sites against my will.
Some illegal pictures were found on my hard drive, recovering in
unallocated clusters, without dates of file creation/download.

I do not know how courts can widely press these charges on people to
convict them, while the whole Internet is a mess.
Most recent publication in ZDnet

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/?p=824

You can find all links to publications about my case here

http://estrinyefim.newsvine.com/_news/2007/06/23/798199-internet-porn-hysteria