Friday, March 6, 2015

Split verdict...

Nathan Robert Sauers was convicted today of 10 counts of dissemination of child pornography, 10 counts of possession of child pornography, and 1 count of unlawful use of a communications device. However, he was acquitted of 70 other counts of possession of child pornography. He faces sentencing in May as well as an assessment as to whether he would qualify as a sexually violent predator.

To be clear, he was not charged with or convicted of producing any child pornography, and the counts that did result in a conviction were unambiguously shown to be the effect of downloading a bit torrent like program and not properly securing his computer.

I have had the honour of working with Attorney Bradley Weidenbaum for the past year on this case and although I am disappointed in the convictions I am hopeful as to the acquittals.

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