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'Law and Order: SVU' Actor Charged With Having Child Porn
WNBC.com ^ | 8/14/07

Posted on 08/14/2007 8:24:43 PM PDT by LdSentinal

WAYNE, N.J. -- An actor who once played a lieutenant on NBC's "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" has been charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said Tuesday.

Albert Insinnia, 57, of Bloomfield, turned himself into the Passaic County Sheriff's Department in Wayne on Monday and was released on bail Tuesday morning, said sheriff's spokesman Bill Maer.

Insinnia was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography after authorities allegedly discovered 180 images of child porn on the hard drive of the actor's laptop computer.Your Ad Here

Reached at his home Tuesday afternoon, Insinnia told The Associated Press he had no comment, but his lawyer, Joseph Portelli, said he planned to plead not guilty at an arraignment Tuesday afternoon.

"I understand what he's been charged with, but I do have to say that based on my conversations with him and the authorities involved, I sincerely believe he's not guilty," said Portelli, who mentioned that his client also works as a real estate agent.

According to Portelli, the hard drive on Insinnia's computer has been transferred various times in the last few years and a variety of people have had access to it.

"Any images that may have been on that computer are not his," Portelli said, adding that there are no allegations that his client purchased or sold any of the images.

The sheriff's department has not ruled out additional charges for Insinnia and its investigation is ongoing, Maer said.

"If you exploit a child in Passaic County, you will be hunted down and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Passaic County Sheriff Jerry Speziale said in a statement.

The investigation began after Insinnia took his computer to a Best Buy electronics store in West Paterson for repairs. A technician found the images, police said, and alerted a police detective working security at the store.

According to his biography on a Web site for the film "Over the GW," Insinnia has been acting for more than 30 years. He's appeared on Broadway and played Lt. Pizelli on a couple episodes of "Law and Order: Special


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actor; childporn; fredthompson; hollyweird; hollywood; insinnia

1 posted on 08/14/2007 8:24:46 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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2 posted on 08/14/2007 8:27:07 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: LdSentinal
"Any images that may have been on that computer are not his,"

Ah, the "these are not my pants" excuse.
3 posted on 08/14/2007 8:32:40 PM PDT by elizabetty (The funding dried up and I can no longer afford Tagline Messages.)
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To: LdSentinal
"Any images that may have been on that computer are not his,"

Then how does he maintain his image?

4 posted on 08/14/2007 8:36:07 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: LdSentinal
Sounds like the plot of an episode of Law and Order.
5 posted on 08/14/2007 8:40:22 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: LdSentinal

Waiting for certain people here to attempt to implicate Fred Thompson in this by association...


6 posted on 08/14/2007 8:40:43 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: LdSentinal
He and Pete Townsend are doing research for their upcoming Broadway rock opera Pedophenia.
7 posted on 08/14/2007 8:44:29 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Christ's Kingdom on Earth is the answer. What is your question?)
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To: lesser_satan

Well, as a potential president he should get use to it, after all everything negative that happens in the Universe is Bush’s fault … and if voters are smart … soon, everything will be Thompson’s fault.


8 posted on 08/14/2007 8:46:19 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: LdSentinal
Insinnia was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography after authorities allegedly discovered 180 images of child porn on the hard drive of the actor's laptop computer.Your Ad Here

Boy, I sure wouldn't want my ad there!

9 posted on 08/14/2007 8:48:04 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: LdSentinal
Hi my name is Chester ...


10 posted on 08/14/2007 8:48:49 PM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: elizabetty

If that hard drive has been transferred between several people and those images were found in a cache or tmp file, and that’s all they had on him, I’d vote to acquit.


11 posted on 08/14/2007 8:53:35 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: LdSentinal
I'm suprised that Hollywood isn't cheering the guy.

I mean, they give Roman Polanski awards even though he drugged, raped, and sodomized a girl, and is living as a fugitive from justice in France.

12 posted on 08/14/2007 8:54:29 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: elizabetty

It should be pretty easy to determine. Every file is date stamped when it is saved onto a computer and every time it is viewed. It is a simple matter to establish a timeline in most cases.


13 posted on 08/14/2007 8:54:43 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: Tribune7
If that hard drive has been transferred between several people and those images were found in a cache or tmp file, and that’s all they had on him, I’d vote to acquit.

Me too. But would you ever share a hard drive? I wouldn't share mine.

Regards

14 posted on 08/14/2007 8:56:44 PM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: Tribune7
If that hard drive has been transferred between several people and those images were found in a cache or tmp file, and that’s all they had on him, I’d vote to acquit.

It depends. If it is a Windows operating systems like XP, then the cache or temp folder will most likely be associated with a particular user profile. And as I said in another post, it is a fairly straight-forward process to determine when the files were saved to the hard drive and to determine if and when a particualr user has viewed them.

15 posted on 08/14/2007 8:58:06 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: ARE SOLE
But would you ever share a hard drive?

I'm wondering if it's one that belonged to the company.

16 posted on 08/14/2007 9:01:04 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: Tribune7
I'm wondering if it's one that belonged to the company.

Laptop hard drives can be hard to remove and replace, but you would think they would at least format the drive and re-install...

17 posted on 08/14/2007 9:03:07 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: CA Conservative
And as I said in another post, it is a fairly straight-forward process to determine when the files were saved to the hard drive and to determine if and when a particualr user has viewed them.

That's a point.

The prosecution would still have to show it wasn't related to a rootkit or spam for me to start overcoming reasonable doubt, though. I'd be thinking of that teacher up in New England.

18 posted on 08/14/2007 9:07:00 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: CA Conservative
Laptop hard drives can be hard to remove and replace, but you would think they would at least format the drive and re-install...

Unless, they didn't want to lose software for which they *lost* the installation disks.

19 posted on 08/14/2007 9:10:26 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Jeffery Jones photographed a boy, among other things, and is starring in Hollywood films again.


20 posted on 08/14/2007 9:11:34 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Tribune7
The prosecution would still have to show it wasn't related to a rootkit or spam for me to start overcoming reasonable doubt, though. I'd be thinking of that teacher up in New England.

That wouldn't be too hard for a reasonably proficient examiner to prove. The detective in the teacher case was an incompetent idiot, and almost anyone in the business could tell that just from reading the news stories.

21 posted on 08/14/2007 9:14:12 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: Tribune7
Unless, they didn't want to lose software for which they *lost* the installation disks.

Yep, that's the most likely explanation. If I take over someone else's system, I not only format, I wipe the drive completely and reload from scratch.

22 posted on 08/14/2007 9:15:56 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: LdSentinal

Should he be grateful they found Child Porn instead of Gay Porn?


23 posted on 08/14/2007 9:28:17 PM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: CA Conservative
It depends. If it is a Windows operating systems like XP, then the cache or temp folder will most likely be associated with a particular user profile. And as I said in another post, it is a fairly straight-forward process to determine when the files were saved to the hard drive and to determine if and when a particualr user has viewed them.

After the Geek Squad kid copied them off for his own secret stash and messed up all the timestamps there ought to be enough reasonable doubt to drive a truck through. You don't get a good chain of custody at $8 an hour (or whatever they pay).

24 posted on 08/14/2007 10:14:59 PM PDT by cryptical
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To: CA Conservative
If it is a Windows operating systems like XP, then the cache or temp folder will most likely be associated with a particular user profile.

what about financial info and other info that is saved on my computer. I've got a file with passwords and account numbers on it. I've also got tax and income records on my laptop as well as my "regular computer".

How do I keep those out of the hands of repair guys that are helping me with my computer?

I've got a Wintel and a new MacBook pro. Each has a "secure" empty trash, does that "wipe" the excel spreadsheats, word perfect and tax software info off the hard drive so nobody can find the stuff?

25 posted on 08/14/2007 10:20:39 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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what about financial info and other info that is saved on my computer. I've got a file with passwords and account numbers on it. I've also got tax and income records on my laptop as well as my "regular computer". How do I keep those out of the hands of repair guys that are helping me with my computer?

Encryption is the best solution. There are several good commercially available encryption programs (PGP, BestCrypt, TrueCypt, etc). Set up a container to hold your financial and other sensitive documents, and only encrypt that container. Just don't forget your password, and don't store the password on the computer anywhere!

I've got a Wintel and a new MacBook pro. Each has a "secure" empty trash, does that "wipe" the excel spreadsheats, word perfect and tax software info off the hard drive so nobody can find the stuff?

I don't know what utility your systems use for "secure deletion", but as long as it overwrites the files with random data, as opposed to just marking the file deleted, you should be okay in most cases.

26 posted on 08/15/2007 7:19:11 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: cryptical
After the Geek Squad kid copied them off for his own secret stash and messed up all the timestamps there ought to be enough reasonable doubt to drive a truck through. You don't get a good chain of custody at $8 an hour (or whatever they pay).

It depends. The Geek Squad kid viewing the files may have changed the last accessed date, but it will not change the date the file was saved to the hard drive. And unless the customer gave the Geek his username/password (never a good idea),it will not affect any information located in his profile.

27 posted on 08/15/2007 7:21:46 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: LdSentinal

Gee, another Hollywood scumbag....


28 posted on 08/15/2007 7:23:39 AM PDT by Badeye (Gawd, I hope Badeye sees this! (Ping, and I always will))
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To: LdSentinal

He was in two episodes. Not much of a character by Law and Order standards.


29 posted on 08/15/2007 7:24:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lesser_satan

Waiting for certain people here to attempt to implicate Fred Thompson in this by association...

Even FREEPERS who do not support Fred would not go that low. That is pretty bad to even suggest.


30 posted on 08/15/2007 8:49:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: trisham

Exactly. Very misleading headline, su-prize, su-prize.


31 posted on 08/15/2007 8:52:48 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: napscoordinator

One would hope you are correct.

However, with some of the vitriol I’ve seen posted by Fred detractors......I’m just not so sure of that.


32 posted on 08/15/2007 8:53:54 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: LdSentinal

That’s required reading for jobs in Hollywood.


33 posted on 08/15/2007 8:55:01 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Tribune7

And the fact that he took it to a Best Buy could validate that point.


34 posted on 09/08/2007 9:44:29 PM PDT by Pencil
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To: ejonesie22

And Fred was probably in the same episode as this guy. He needs to step down now!


35 posted on 09/08/2007 9:47:26 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Yes, indeed. I used to have a bumper sticker that read...

Parents, it’s 10 PM, do you know where Roman Polanski is?


36 posted on 09/08/2007 9:48:19 PM PDT by papasmurf (I'm for Free, Fair, and Open trade. America needs to stand by it's true Friend. Israel.)
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To: napscoordinator
Even FREEPERS who do not support Fred would not go that low.

They'll use anything and everything they can. Nothing's off limits, no matter how ridiculous it is.

37 posted on 09/08/2007 9:55:37 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: lesser_satan
Fred gave legal advice to the Libyans, via his connections to the CFR. The CFR has PCs. This guy used a PC to store porn, which is against the law. Law is the first word in the title of the show he was on, the same show Fred Thompson starred in up until he left. Fred's wife is a younger woman, and he is a LAWyer.

Anyone who can’t see the direct connection is blind and a lying fool.

“True Conservatives” can see the link from miles away.

38 posted on 09/09/2007 3:43:09 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

As I posted, the link is obvious. I think this makes Fred totally unfit...

To be a Ron Paul VP choice...


39 posted on 09/09/2007 4:06:02 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: LdSentinal

Why is this posted on here? What does it have to do with Fred? Please inlighten me.


40 posted on 09/09/2007 6:01:12 AM PDT by lolhelp
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To: LdSentinal

Why is this posted on here? What does it have to do with Fred? Please inlighten me.


41 posted on 09/09/2007 6:02:10 AM PDT by lolhelp
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To: lolhelp

Nothing. Different actor and different show.


42 posted on 09/09/2007 9:53:47 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal
Life imitates art. Its funny that an actor on a sex crimes show is caught in a real life sex crime.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

43 posted on 09/09/2007 9:55:20 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lesser_satan

yep its freds fault


44 posted on 09/09/2007 9:56:17 AM PDT by donnab
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To: LdSentinal
I do not understand the sexual attraction that some men have for young children. What is it, would someone enlighten me?
45 posted on 09/09/2007 10:04:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: LdSentinal

Then why did you post it here?


46 posted on 09/09/2007 6:57:50 PM PDT by lolhelp
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To: lolhelp

I posted it in Chat.


47 posted on 09/09/2007 7:00:43 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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