Earlier this month a Lake Forest man, who had been convicted for possessing child pornography appeared in federal court to face similar charges, after witnesses allegedly spotted him viewing pornography at a local library. David Lavern Paine, 68, was ordered to be held without bond after appearing in a federal court, where he faces charges of accessing child pornography at the Aliso Viejo Public Library.
Some people called the police after viewing Paine who was allegedly viewing the pornographic pictures at the library. A search of the computer revealed that he had used it to look at several inappropriate pictures of young girls. Apparently Paine informed the police that he was looking at images of nude women and young girls. If convicted, Paine could face a minimum 10-year sentence in federal prison.
Under the federal law 18 U.S.C. §2256, child pornography is defined as any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where
• the production of the visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
• the visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
• the visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
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