Federal computer crime charge follows attempted online enticement
Child pornography crimes are regarded as heinous, and such accusations alone can cause a stigma that can be damaging to the accused person even if a conviction is not obtained. However, if a conviction is obtained, severe consequences could follow. Anyone in Oregon accused of a federal computer crime involving child pornography has the right to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney.
A 33-year-old man in another state was recently indicted. The charges include attempting to use the internet to entice a minor, posting online child pornography advertisements and attempting to produce pornographic material involving children. The arrest followed an undercover operation in which the accused man allegedly conducted online conversations with an FBI agent who posed as a 13-year-old girl. Prosecutors allege the man expressed his wish to have sex with the girl at her home.
It is further alleged that the man sent explicit personal images to the person he thought was a minor, promising to bring prescription narcotics to the planned meeting. Reportedly, the man was arrested when he was traveling to the agreed upon meeting place. Authorities reported finding him in possession of prescription medication.
Those in Oregon who face a federal computer crime charge will likely benefit from having a seasoned attorney on their side. After an assessment of the prosecution's evidence, a lawyer may decide to arrange for an independent investigation of the underlying facts and the arrest process. Based on the information gathered, an aggressive defense strategy can be formed to contest the prosecution's case.