Ohio attorney creates fake child porn for case, now must pay $300,000
Cyrus Farivar on Ars Technica:
In case it wasn’t clear, you can definitely be busted for digitally manipulating photographs to make them look like child pornography—or as it’s sometimes called, child abuse imagery. And even if it wasn’t against the law, it’s certainly a terrible idea. Still, that didn’t stop an Ohio lawyer and former state prosecutor—who has often been called upon as an expert witness to testify that child porn laws are so overbroad that they cover fictional, digitally altered photos—from doctoring up his own.
On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of a district court in Ohio that had previously found Dean Boland, a self-described “qualified computer expert,” liable to pay $300,000 to the families of the two girls that brought suit against him.
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