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Looking at dirty pictures will get you 1,710 years in prison????

Mar 8, 2014

Arizona Republic

If you ask me these Arizona laws which have rather draconian prison sentences sound like they are "religious" laws.

The last time I checked havingkiddie porn in Arizona it was a felony with a mandatory 10 year sentence for each photo the person was arrested with. And the sentences are require to be served consecutively.

If that is true the poor schmuck in this article will be sentenced to 1,710 years in prison, yes that's 1,710 years in prison with no possibility of parole. For the victimless crime of looking at dirty pictures!!!!

OK, the guy is a harmless pervert who looks at dirty pictures. That's no reason to send him to prison for life and pay roughly $50,000 a year to keep him in prison for the rest of his life.


Mesa man accused of downloading 171 images of child porn

By Anastasia Reynolds The Arizona Republic - 12 News Breaking News Team Fri Mar 7, 2014 11:48 AM

A Mesa man was arrested Thursday morning in his apartment near east Broadway and south Ellsworth roads, after detectives found child pornography that included still photographs and videos, according to court documents.

Chester Davis, 57, was arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor after detectives from the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant to the apartment, according to court records.

Investigators learned that someone had downloaded 171 images of children exposing themselves and traced the internet protocol address to a computer in Davis’ home, according to court records. Davis lives alone.

After a search of his apartment was conducted, detectives found two laptops that contained thousands of child pornography images. Davis admitted to knowingly obtaining these images for his own personal use but claims he is not sexually attracted to children, police said.

Davis was arrested inside his apartment, booked into the Maricopa County Jail and was being held on a $25,000 bond, according to court records.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and have urged anyone with additional information to contact the Internet Crimes Against Children Detail at 623-466-1828, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.