James Walter Porter Jr.'s Child-Porn Haul: 10,000 Images, Hundreds of Magazines and an MP3 Player for His Post-Office Job

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James Porter was a dedicated collector.
Former postal worker James Walter Porter Jr., 57, pleaded guilty today to one count of child-porn possession, the U.S. Attorney's Office says, but what a count it was.

The Pasadena man had moved out of the house he was renting; the owners then went there and found CDs, one of which contained child porn. They contacted authorities, who tracked him down to his job at the post office in Highlands, Texas.

Between his old and new homes, police found:

-- "Several hundred pornographic magazines, such as Barely Legal"

-- Child porn on "an HP all-in-one computer and an external hard drive and a Motorola cell phone"

-- "Approximately 10,000 printed images of child pornography"

-- And, to while away those hours of work drudgery, "an MP3 player that contained child pornography"

Says the USAO:

The sentencing is set for Jan. 12, 2012, at which time he faces a sentence of at least five and up to 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 as possible punishment. Upon completion of any prison term imposed, Porter also faces a maximum of life on supervised release during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet.

He has been in federal custody since his June arrest.


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tvinmyeyes
tvinmyeyes

while i full heartedly agree this man is a scumbag and should no longer be breathing, i have to say as an adult woman i absolutly love barely legal's magazine although sometimes it seems a little creepy with 18 year olds with pigtails and cotton panties.

Soktoma23
Soktoma23

While I don't condone child abuse or child pornography in any way, "Barely Legal" magazine is a legal publication protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Why would a legally obtained magazine be included as evidence in a criminal case such as this? The only explanation is to conflate the two. By holding the specter of "Child Pornography" up to the masses as an excuse to curtail freedom of speech rights, we invite police state intervention.

Scretch
Scretch

Scumbag. He should not be allowed to return to the post office.

Amyware
Amyware

Sure he should. He should deliver mail door to door wearing a shirt that says he's a pervert.

Scretch
Scretch

he should wear the shirt, but too many good people need jobs.

Jim Porter
Jim Porter

Oh crap, and my Google rep takes another hit. There was already a Catholic priest named James Porter convicted of molesting children in the 90s.

My2Cents
My2Cents

lmao, thought about changing your name?

Zan
Zan

He'll get a slap on the wrist (probation)...but let him have been caught with a crackpipe...

I mean really, though...only one count? This dude had stashes on top of stashes of child porn...even had some "to go"...those so-called special conditions/protective measures mean squat.

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