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Director of pharmacy charged with child pornography

A pharmacy director in California was recently taken into custody after being accused of committing a sex crime. He currently faces charges of having child pornography as well as sexually exploiting a child. Authorities said he additionally sent or sold pornography involving children.

The man's arrest was made after police got a report on a Tuesday at around 9:30 a.m. from a moving company. The moving company said it had found what looked like child pornography at the man's home. The man reportedly allowed police to enter his home and presented a deputy with the pornographic images that he had duplicated.

The man also allegedly admitted to police that he had viewed thousands of pictures online over the years via his computer. Police ended up confiscating his computer as well as several print images of pornography including minors. The man has maintained his pharmacy license for about 30 years.

The man's charges involving child pornography in California have to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt at trial before the man can be convicted. This standard is in place in an effort to prevent innocent people from being convicted of crimes they did not do. Rather than going to trial, however, the man may find it more beneficial, based on the weight of the evidence that prosecutors plan to present at trial, to strike a plea deal with the prosecution. This may lead to a more lenient sentence than what would be rendered following a guilty verdict at trial. Defense counsel will pursue the best outcome for the client in light of the circumstances of his case.

Source: auburnjournal.com, "Auburn Faith Pharmacy Director arrested on child porn charges", Michael Mott, Oct. 12, 2016

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