Any lawyers on /b/ today? I'm kind of fucked.
When I was in the 8th grade I met a girl named Sara and after a few months we started hanging out at my house after school to watch a movie or to do homework. Our parents trusted us because we all went to the same church and she only lived a mile and a half away. Well, fast forward into early freshman year when Sara's boyfriend broke up with her and that's when the story picks up a little. One day we were hanging out and she confided in me that the reason for the breakup was her unwillingness to do anything sexual. I gave her the usual "you shouldn't do anything unless your comfortable" line and she hugged me. We hung out a lot and started dating in spring. By the time summer rolled around I had started taking nude pictures of her. And by sophomore year I was making videos of her masturbating and us having sex. I stored all of this on my brother's laptop which was given to me as a gift. I didn't really use it for much else and four years ago it got a virus on it so I quit using it all together. My legal problem is that she skipped two years of school and was only thirteen and fourteen when we made all of the explicit videos and pictures. Well, needless to say, my parents took my laptop to get it fixed to give it to me as a gift, but the guy who was supposed to remove the virus found all the pics and videos. He reported it to the police and I just found out about all this last night. My parents told me they're going to label me as a sex offender and I just finished two years of college, so my future is pretty much fucked to hell. They even said I may do some time in prison. I figure there's a few people on /b/ who may know more about this than I do. Any advice?
post it here so we can do further research and help you in your case.
if you were underage at the time it shouldnt matter. you were freshman in hs when it happened right? and plus the files should have information of when they were uploaded, ie when you both were underage.
get a real lawyer. i'm a lawyer, but i'm on 4chan at 6 pm on a monday, so dont trust me. ask your real lawyer what the statute of limitations is, and clarify that you made those years ago, not last week. it is likely to change how the prosecutor sees the case.they will try to pressure you into taking a deal. you dont have to.
Haven't pass the bar yet but I know a little bit. Enough where won't illegally search... yeah yeah.
This type of thing happens quite frequently but every case is very different depending on the circumstances. First & foremost lawyer-up. Don't talk about this to anyone except lawyer. Keep your head down & buckle up because it's going to be a long but wild ride. Good luck, OP.
So your parents were going to spend money to get a laptop fixed that got a virus on it 4 years ago? You had already used the laptop for awhile lets assume a year and it was your brother's before that? I find this hard to believe.
You must be poor as shit.
1. If you were both underage at the time, you should be fine. Like others have said, the files will be coded with date to legitimize this.
2. If you are over age, and still hold these photo you could technically be 'charged' or 'labeled.' But again, with the supporting date and this girl backing you up, you should be fine.
3. Did you know this chick was 13 when this sheet went down? Not that it makes a difference at this point, but I'm interested.
4. You're parents are messed up if they are jumping to these conclusions and wanted to go to the police. That's some messed up crazy shit, and it's time to disown your family /b ro.
Thanks mom and dad for the ancient Windows 98 laptop that takes an hour to turn on and doesn't run any modern programs and can't get on the internet with out getting a ton of viruses. Merry Christmas.
The guy who found the pics & videos can't legally report it to the police because you didn't give him authorization to go through your shit, you only told him to remove the virus. Thus, by him going through your shit without permission he essentially broke and entered your PC and therefore is the real criminal.
>inb4 anon is not a lawyer
get a fucking lawyer
its the only way to get out of this mess
if you cant afford one, use a state apointed one (and get fucked)
or look for a good lawyer who does pro bono work
the problem is that he is over 18 now, cp is cp doesn't matter when he got it. the fact that he has it.
if he's charged with possession then he's boned since they can prove he has it on his computer. his best shot is to take any plea deal and explain it to the judge, and hope he's understanding.
as a cop its my best advise. as shitty as OP's situation is.
Uh, no. Not sure where you came up with that shit, but you give authorization to the shop for them to work on it. Virus scanners show what they are scanning, so it's very possible to see suggestive file names without digging.
Duty to report much?
Don't talk to /b/ talk to a lawyer and do it today. Get the best you can afford, an try and find one that has jaded such cases before. The law WILL fuck you, assume nothing. A good lawyer is your only choice unless you have a second citizenship and can leave the country and never return.
good luck bro, that really sucks, you did nothing wrong, but the law sure as shit won't see it that way.
I'm 4.5 years older so when she was about to be 14 I was already 18. She also moved out of state and I don't know much about California's laws. I don't want to involve her mainly because her catholic parents would disown her in some way.
1)you need a lawyer
2)do not talk to the police, about anything, do not admit you know her, do not admit the laptop is yours, even if it sounds informal and you arent in the interrogation room, NOTHING you say to the police can help you
3)how much did your parents admit too? find out exactly,
4)try to think of an alibi as a last resort, like you bought it at a garage sale 4 years ago, never got the laptop to really work and forgot about it.
5)assume all electronic communications are being monitored(txt, email, etc), so if you are talking to the girl or your parents trying to work out a plan do so face to face.
6)this is really up to the prosecutor and not the police, so if you are truely fucked, by your parents admitting too much already, txt msgs admitting guilt, etc you might be able to work out a deal, proving you are a good guy, in college, you were bf/gf, or a signed statement from the girl might help. In reality tho most prosecutors wont take the bad publicity in the news for letting a pedo go.
OP your only hope is to get the evidence thrown out, if you can convince the judge that the pics were found under unlawful conditions it can be thrown out. and with no evidence there is no case.
but unless you've been served a court appearance they might not even try to convict if the prosecutor knows it will get thrown out.
best hope you're a lucky son of a bitch, hope for the best/
Only in everywhere where the legal age isn't 13 you fucking idiot
OP you're pretty much fucked. Get the best lawyer you can afford but even though you were the same age as her when you made these videos I don't think it will make a difference in the eyes of the courtroom. I don't see how you won't serve at least a little time for this. When you do, do NOT mention what you're there for.
So you were 18 and she was 13/14 when you were fucking her and you took videos of it?
That's not a case of just being young and stupid. You're just a fucking moron and deserve jail time for being a half baked retard.
ahh the glorious United States of American the country where Money and Influence beats Law's and Law's beat Logic and Science cause your Justice-system is treated as a businesses so they can make money of the people in the Big-house instead of rehabilitating them.
First of all there should be a trial where you can defend yourself I would recommend you contact the girl as-well since her speaking in your favour possibility or at-lest admitting consent will at-lest help you In a little way, I would also make sure to play the she was the first love and you where young and stupid to take those pictures and had no intent of saving them and that you where deeply in love with her secondly I dont know how old you are but if the material has been on a computer for a long period the police technicians will be able to see that there are discrepancies in the dates and when they where accessed last and that can help your case, Or you could always become Famous if you luck out enough you'll get acquitted like R Kelly or Michael Jackson.
Also I call bullshit on this post first of all no one with a proper grievance of this kind would upload a picture of Pedobare, secondly if they found CP on your computer you would already be in holding with no access to computer have spoken with a Lawyer who would already have told you all the things in above, the girl in question would have been questioned, and a Trial Date pending and Bail set and you would not need to ask these questions.
however A friend of mine had Legal Case where a girl that was 13 years old had uploaded naked pictures of herself on to the internet and she got on to the Sex-offenders list at the age of 13 for child-pornography so you might be fucked
>get a lawyer
>tell them you haven't used or seen the computer since then
(you both was underage at that time so it doesn't really matter to you)
>blame your parent for being sick bastard and watching this videos behind your back
>walk away with money
Ooooo, sucks for you OP.
Had a close call like that one time.
Girl and I were both 15 and we recorded us doing it, because she wanted to remember her first time.
But this shitty ASUS laptop charger port broke a few years later, causing it to smoke whenever it was plugged in. I had to get it repaired because I needed it for school.
I panicked that they would find it even if I deleted it, so I formatted the entire drive and uploaded this gigantic 135 GB file of games (pirated stuff and old CD shit, I had a ton of them) to overwrite it.
Still friends with the girl, by the way.
If you ever take something in to be repaired, always wipe it and overwrite it with something.
Good luck OP, you poor bastard.
There's this pretty cool thing, its called EXT4 encrypted flash drives and a EXT4 encrypted Linux partition.
Going through the same thing you are right now and I’m here to tell you that you're probably cool unless you're a nigger or unless her parents are really pushing it. the alphabet boys waste a lot of time, i'm a little less than a year from when the cops took my laptop and nothing has happened.