Monday, March 2, 2009

CA - Lawyer gets jail time on child porn charge

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Another lawyer, another double standard slap on the wrist! I am sick and tired of this. They should be held to a higher standard. The average Joe who had the same, would be in prison for many years. Just look through the ChildPorn label, and you will see what I am talking about. Lawyers, Judges, Police, etc, thought, usually get slaps on the wrist, like this one.

03/02/2009

By GLENDA ANDERSON - THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

A former Lake County Juvenile Court public defender was sentenced Friday to 120 days in the county jail and three years of probation for possession of child pornography.

Robert Wayne Wiley, 75, of Lakeport, also will be required to register as a sex offender and is prohibited from using the Internet during his probation, said Lake County Deputy District Attorney Ed Borg.

Wiley had pleaded guilty last month to one count of possession of child pornography just before his case was scheduled to go to trial. The charges stemmed from an electronic thumb drive Wiley apparently lost in a courtroom in February 2007.
- One count?  When the average Joe has 200 images, they usually get one count per image, and many years per image.  Yet here, he gets to plead to one count, when he had a lot more child porn!

A bailiff took the device home and plugged it into his computer to determine its owner when he uncovered the pornography, Borg said. During the ensuing investigation, additional images were found on another thumb drive Wiley was wearing around his neck and on his home and work computers, he said.
- So what right does a bailiff have to take something that doesn't belong to him, home?  He should've turned it in to lost and found.

Wiley practiced juvenile law after moving to Lake County in the 1980s. His contracts were terminated in September 2007 when he was arrested.

Wiley was not suspected of sexual misconduct with juveniles and there had been no complaints brought against him about his conduct with his child clients, officials said.



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