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FBI Raids Wrong Hanover Home For Child Porn
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Posted on 02/13/2013 2:15:18 PM PST by Arthurio

HANOVER, VA –The FBI raided a Hanover County home in search of child porn, only to discover they'd raided the wrong house.

Federal investigators targeted the Mechanicsville home after discovering child porn was being downloaded to computers using the homeowner's internet service, according to federal court documents.

But after raiding the home in November and subsequently launching a full investigation, court documents show agents discovered the computers with the downloaded child porn didn't belong to the couple, but a neighbor.

David Edward Sleezer, of J David Lane, was arrested and charged with five counts of receiving and distributing child porn.

Agents raided Sleezer's home and confiscated a computer, several computer discs and a thumb drive, all containing images and videos of child porn, according to an indictment.

Sleezer was stealing his neighbor's unsecured Wi-Fi signal to commit the crimes, according to court documents.

Sleezer is due back in court the week of February 11.

Stay with 8News for updates.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: childporn; fbi; hanover; internet; leo; oops; tech; wifi

1 posted on 02/13/2013 2:15:25 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Were there no dogs to shoot? Copper must have been disappointed.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 2:17:07 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Arthurio

Sleezer. How appropriate.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 2:18:46 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: Arthurio

They didn’t really raid the “wrong” home. They raided the home where the material was being downloaded.

The people in that home were not responsible for the downloading, but that isn’t really the fault of the police.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 2:19:04 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Correct, but they were probably terrified just the same. Note to ALL:

USE a long WI-fi keY!..........


5 posted on 02/13/2013 2:21:10 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Arthurio

Sleezer, what a descriptive name


6 posted on 02/13/2013 2:23:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio

Hopefully they didn’t go Waco on the place.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 2:25:03 PM PST by llevrok (The only thing Obama has achieved are rapid executive orders.)
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To: tpmintx

“Were there no dogs to shoot? “

Moron !

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8 posted on 02/13/2013 2:25:56 PM PST by Mears
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To: Arthurio

Another reason to put a strong password on your wireless router.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 2:27:52 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Red Badger
Correct, but they were probably terrified just the same. Note to ALL: USE a long WI-fi keY!..........

Long key doesn't matter if you are using WEP or if you have WPS enabled on your wireless router. Use WPA or WPA2 and DISABLE WPS.

10 posted on 02/13/2013 2:36:43 PM PST by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: ParityErr

Better yet, disable wireless in your router and your computers and use a cable.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 2:41:13 PM PST by MeganC (Liberals fool people by walking upright.)
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To: pleasedontzotme

no kidding, lol!


12 posted on 02/13/2013 2:42:13 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!! STILL!!!)
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To: Arthurio

13 posted on 02/13/2013 2:50:59 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: ParityErr

Have you got a reference to a writeup on how to do that?


14 posted on 02/13/2013 2:52:24 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

“Have you got a reference to a writeup on how to do that?”

It depends entirely on the make and model number of the router.

All routers come with instructions on how to configure it.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 2:56:48 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Red Badger

Or live in the middle of 100 acres.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 2:57:22 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: Arthurio

It seems to me the FBI ought to have a procedure to check for something like this. A lot of people are not all that computer literate when it comes to wireless, and this is not the first time someone has used an unsuspecting person’s connection to criminal ends.

Yes, wireless users need to savvy about these things. But at the same time, one would think that a federal law enforcement agency with supposed experts in cybercrime working the case would have accounted for that possibility before they started raiding people’s homes.

Just sayin’. I’m glad they got the right person in the end.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 3:07:48 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: Red Badger

>>Note to ALL:

>>USE a long WI-fi keY!..........

And use Steve Gibson’s hi-strength password tool to generate the key.

Two worthwhile pages:

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm


18 posted on 02/13/2013 3:07:48 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: DuncanWaring

Run a Cat 5 cable from your computer to the router. Plug it into the router in an open slot. Unscrew the antennas on the router...

Fixed.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 3:35:33 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: DemforBush

All internet traffic is addressed through the router, It is up to the routers to “route” it to the proper computer. The stream of data that could be monitored does not indicate any decisions by the router. It just shows the stream of data going to that particular router.

I just hope the police tried the old method of using a warrent and knocking on the door. Not kicking in the door with a flash bang in the window.

The old method of doing things got a lot less people killed and tended to make you respect the police instead of hate them.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 3:39:09 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Arthurio
Sleezer was stealing his neighbor's unsecured Wi-Fi signal to commit the crimes

Technically, I do not believe it is 'stealing' as much as it is 'snooping'. To steal something, you have to take it away from someone in a manner that no longer allows them to possess it. If you and your neighbor live off the public road, and he creates a driveable path past your house from the road on the way to his place, it is not stealing if you decide to use the road. Public property, not on his, thusly fair use. If your neighbor drops his running garden hose and dashed into the house to answer his phone, it is not stealing if you sneak a drink from the running hose in the meantime.

I have become inured over the years about how many people just can not be troubled to change the default passwords on the equipment they use. Modems, routers, hubs, computers -you name it, it's unsecured.

21 posted on 02/13/2013 4:02:17 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Arthurio

Did they burn the house down???


22 posted on 02/13/2013 4:02:45 PM PST by Iscool (I love animals...barbequed, fried, grilled, stewed,,,,)
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To: Red Badger
USE a long WI-fi keY!..........

26 characters in mine; that oughta do it.

23 posted on 02/13/2013 5:02:26 PM PST by Max in Utah
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To: Arthurio

You gotta lock up and encrypt it to make it secure.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 5:03:06 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Arthurio

Perhaps we should change the letters “FBI” to “FUBAR.”


25 posted on 02/13/2013 9:15:25 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: American in Israel

Ah, that makes sense. Thank you for the info!

BTW, I agree - I hope it was a knock first situation, followed by a professional handling of the investigation. I read a similar story on FR a while back that was a lot uglier.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 10:03:24 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: Max in Utah

Mix CaPs and dashes with NuMb3rs?.........


27 posted on 02/14/2013 9:06:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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