A 43 year-old man in Lowell, Michigan, was arrested this year for using the free wireless internet signal from the Kent District Library branch in Lowell to download child pornography. The man constructed his own digital antenna that allowed him to pick up the internet signal from his apartment, which is located approximately 100 yards from the library. If it weren’t for an anonymous tip to the federal government regarding his activities, the man may not have been caught because the illegal material was accessed through the library’s wireless router rather than through his own internet service provider. However, after investigating, authorities did find numerous pornographic images of children on his hard drive.
The Lowell resident faced charges for possession of child sexually abusive material (CSAM), unauthorized access to a computer, and using a computer to commit a felony. All three of these crimes are felonies. In Michigan, sex crimes charges are taken very seriously by police, prosecutors, and judges. All criminal defendants should be considered not guilty until the government can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That is why it is imperative that a defendant have an attorney who is both highly-skilled and experienced at defending sex crime allegations.
The sex crime attorneys at Kronzek & Cronkright have many years of combined experience fighting allegations of possession of child pornography and many other sex crimes. We aggressively defend our clients, working hard to achieve favorable outcomes in all cases. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you!