GALESBURG - An Illinois National Guard soldier in Afghanistan has been charged by the U.S. Army with possessing child pornography over pictures of a young relative his mother says she sent him.
_____ of Galesburg says she sent her son, Specialist _____, pictures of the little girl to help him get over his homesickness.
The pictures show the child in a swimsuit playing a wading pool and sitting on a truck. In one, the girl is wearing a swim suit and part of her buttocks are exposed.
The Army says _____ will stay in Afghanistan until his court martial. His unit came home last August. _____ faces jail time, if convicted.
_____ says the pictures are innocent.
WQAD TV reports that the child is a relative _____ treated as his own child when the girl was diagnosed with cancer as her father was going through boot camp. The family notes that the same pictures are on family computers and on Facebook pages, and no one else has been investigated.
"You have no clue how it eats me up", said a crying _____. "I blame myself every day, every day, if I wouldn't have sent the pictures he would be home."
- Don't blame yourself, blame the politicians passing these draconian laws!