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Child porn conviction ends manís dream of becoming a police officer
Auburn Citizen ^

Posted on 10/17/2010 10:17:47 AM PDT by FloridaSunrise

AUBURN — A former Cayuga County resident’s dream job of becoming a police officer was dashed Tuesday when he was sentenced in Cayuga County Court to shock probation for possessing child pornography. Robert Benson, 25, of 462 Countess Drive, West Henrietta, admitted on Aug. 10 that he downloaded 14 images of child pornography to his personal computer. Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann said Benson disclosed during a job interview with the Syracuse Police Department that he had viewed child pornography. Police subsequently searched Benson’s house and charged him with possessing a sexual performance by a child, a felony, Budelmann said. Dale Yates, Benson’s lawyer, said the conviction cost Benson his fiancee, his dream job and his reputation.

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1 posted on 10/17/2010 10:17:49 AM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: FloridaSunrise

Things not to mention during a job interview.


2 posted on 10/17/2010 10:19:00 AM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: FloridaSunrise

Maybe he can replace scumbag POS pervert Bwaney Fwank. Perversion is not a hinderance to be voted into congress, apparently.


3 posted on 10/17/2010 10:23:12 AM PDT by Levante
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How stunned was the interviewer when this bonehead admitted to the child porn? So awkward. Like a scene from The Office, but worse.


4 posted on 10/17/2010 10:34:01 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: FloridaSunrise

Imagine, if they’d never asked him this question...he became a cop...and spent forty years in the “profession”. He would have continued his hobby for that entire period.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 10:34:25 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: FloridaSunrise
Things not to mention during a job interview.

One would think!

One with half a brain anyway.

6 posted on 10/17/2010 10:34:28 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Nobody reads tag lines.)
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To: FloridaSunrise
Once 25 or so years ago when I got my first computer and believed I should open any eMail and attachments, I opened one which was almost child Porn, I reformatted the disk. while expecting the door to burst open and the porn police to pour in. Of course Now I have a tight spam filter an do not open any strange messages ever
7 posted on 10/17/2010 10:41:36 AM PDT by barb-tex (What else did you expect from the likes of 0?)
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To: FloridaSunrise

“shock probation”

What exactly is that?


8 posted on 10/17/2010 10:42:46 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: FloridaSunrise

We’re supposed to feel sorry for him?


9 posted on 10/17/2010 10:47:39 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

This reminds me of another case where a burglar stole his neighbor’s possessions and then tried to sell the swiped stuff that a yard sale two blocks down the street.

File this article under World’s Dumbest Criminals.


10 posted on 10/17/2010 10:52:01 AM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: FloridaSunrise

GOOD!


11 posted on 10/17/2010 10:52:40 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: barb-tex

That crap is everywhere. When I got my first RV, I was looking for a site specifically related to the Travco motorhomes. To my surprise, the site opened with a porn picture.

I uded the DELETE button and carefully retyped the web address. It again popped up on my screen. DELETE ! ! !

The third time I types each character one by one and verified each one before proceeding to the next character. ENTER ....

Not Again! DELETE!!!

I then got in contact with the man who gave me the web address. He laughed and said I had confused a small “L” with the number “1”.

That made all the difference. Travco images came up, not porn images.

Moral: Thanks to the police state mentality you can become a felon by mere typo.

Isn’t living in the Liberal, post structuralist, United Police States of AMerica wonderful?


12 posted on 10/17/2010 10:55:57 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: FloridaSunrise

Seems to me there are some folks we don’t need as cops.

Kiddie-porn fans, and abjectly stupid people.

This guy qualifies as both.


13 posted on 10/17/2010 10:56:22 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: FloridaSunrise

Lol...The title just seems to be like....poor man...he got caught.


14 posted on 10/17/2010 10:56:27 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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Ah, God bless the “Have you ever committed an undiscovered crime, been involved in a crime of moral turpitude, or failed to reveal ANYTHING that could/would reflect negatively upon you to an investigator?” question.

‘Course if the ACLU had their way, these questions would not be allowed to be asked.


15 posted on 10/17/2010 10:56:39 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: FloridaSunrise

There are details missing from this story. Everyone assumes that he was just asked a straight question, and responded that he had downloaded child porn. This may not be right.

They only found 14 images on his computer. If he was a serious child porn guy, wouldn’t you think that he would have more on his computer than that? He is alleged to have downloaded it in August, just two months ago.

So for the first time, two months before he interviews to become a cop, he downloads just 14 images to his computer, then leaves them there. Then he admits to it in an interview.

This does not compute.


16 posted on 10/17/2010 11:03:51 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: barb-tex
I reformatted the disk.

Remember, it is a crime to destroy evidence.

Of course Now I have a tight spam filter an do not open any strange messages ever

Additionally, people who use file-sharing programs like Limewire need to be extra vigilant. There's a lot of nasty stuff that could be inadvertently accessed, even while searching for "safe" files.

17 posted on 10/17/2010 11:09:58 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: FloridaSunrise

Probation?

execute him

heh


18 posted on 10/17/2010 11:11:45 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GladesGuru

This man apparently downloaded them for keeps


19 posted on 10/17/2010 11:16:30 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: FloridaSunrise

I bet he can still hold an office in the Democrat Party.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 11:16:52 AM PDT by sport
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