Orange County Judge, Porn, and the Right to Privacy.
The Fourth Amendment and The Internet.
The Fourth Amendment clearly states, The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Did our forefathers know about the internet while establishing these foundations for justice? I think not. The internet has set up serious loopholes and "easy outs" that, if challenged, can and will set a whole new look at the fourth amendment, and what we call "our right to privacy".
Ronald C. Kline, a former Orange County Superior Court Judge, is currently out on $50,000 bail and a GPS devise strapped to his ankle, he is currently on house arrest. Kline is allowed visits to the doctor and his attorney's office. The D.A. arguing that his contact with the public should be kept to a minimum. Charged with possession of child pornography on his home and work computer, Kline faces a maximum of 30 years if convicted. Kline has pleaded not guilty, and his attorneys are trying to get evidence thrown out, due to the nature in which the Irvine Police Dept. came about the information. Kline is also charged with 5 counts of child molestation. Once news of this internet charge was made public a 37 year old man alleged that Kline molested him, when he was 14 years old. Faced with the allegations of child molestation and possessing child pornography, Kline had stepped out of the race for reelection, last November, after serving one six year term. .
Also on trial.
The tipster that set the ball rolling on this investigation is Brad William, 23, of Langley, British Columbia. Since the age of 14, Brad designed a hacker type computer program, generically called "Trojan Horse", to tap into personal and work related computers to download files containing child pornography.