Judge: Child Porn Defendants Had No Privacy Expectation In Shared Computer Folder

Judge: Child Porn Defendants Had No Privacy Expectation In Shared Computer Folder

RUTLAND, Vt. - Three child pornography defendants had no expectation of privacy in folders on their respective computers that were dedicated to file sharing via Internet peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, a Vermont federal judge ruled Nov. 8, denying their motions to suppress evidence derived from subsequent searches of their computers by law enforcement personnel (United States of America v. Derek Thomas, et al., No. 5:12-cv-00037, D. Vt.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159914).

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