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    Legal Questions for our Verified Attorneys - Hailey Dunn case - *No Discussion*

    This thread is for legal questions for our verified attorneys to answer regarding Hailey Dunn's case.

    Thank you to gram for letting me start this thread.

    Thank you in advance to our verified attorneys for taking the time to answer!

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    Question: What has to be proven for possession of child pornography in this instance? Would distribution be a possible charge?

    Background:

    - Child pornography found on a memory stick in the dresser drawer in the bedroom of Billie's home. Shawn Adkins lived there when the stick was confiscated, and had lived there for some time. I believe the house is under joint ownership of both Billie and estranged husband (Hailey's father) Clint, but Clint hasn't lived there for years. Approx 320 images.

    - Child pornography found on computer at Shawn Adkins' (named suspect, boyfriend of Billie) mother's home. Shawn has stated he has spent time there using the computer. Approx 108,000 images.

    - Billie stated she has no idea how the child porn got there, but it's not hers or Shawn's porn. I think she was referring to the memory stick, rather than the computer.

    Link to details:

    http://www.reporternews.com/news/201...-case/?print=1

    Thank you!

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    Bumping with the info that this is going to a grand jury:

    http://www.ktxs.com/news/27009657/detail.html

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    Is it possible that a person who felt responsible for a victims disappearance because they introduced the victim to the perpetraor~but was not involved in the crime, could fail a polygraph test when asked if they were responsible for that victims dissappearance? thank you.
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    If they charge and convict on the child porn, can they still use that evidence in a later trial, for kidnapping or murder?

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    Since child porn and beastiality were found in both BD's and SA's mom's home why haven't they been charged with possession of porn?
    Thanks,
    LillyS

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    In the upcoming grand jury, Billie and Shawn will both be subjects, the ones to potentially be cited.

    In an instance like that, could they be called before the grand jury to testify against each other? Or would that not happen since they would be the subjects?

    (I know my word subject is probably not the correct one to use. Don't know what word to use lol.)

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    Since they have't been charged with anything, they can move about freely.
    What happens if they go to Mexico?
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    Justice for Hailey!!!!
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    If Billie Dunn is not involved with Hailey's death, but was complicit with the cover-up (SA) , what can she be charged with?

    How would LE prove it? In other words, what kind of proof would they need?

    What if no body is found? Could they prosecute?

    I asked gitana1, to respond if she has the time to weigh in ...

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    Why No Arrests After Child Porn Was Found In Dunn Residence? Authorities Respond

    By Jocelyn Tovar, KTXS News
    POSTED: 7:06 pm CST March 1, 2011EmailPrint
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    UPDATED: 8:45 pm CST March 1, 2011ABILENE, Texas -- Many are asking where are the charges or arrests to reflect the child pornography found in the home of missing teen Hailey Dunn.KTXS caught up with Hailey's mom Billie Jean today at the home where investigators removed a memory stick containing 300 pornographic pictures some of those children, and yet no one has faced any charges and she's free to come-and-go as she pleases.Her daughter 13-year-old Hailey Dunn was last seen at the same home more than two months ago and hasn't been seen since.Child pornography was also found in Big Spring in the home of Shawn Adkins' mother. Shawn is Billie Jean's boyfriend.Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs met with KTXS today to explain why no arrests have been made in both cases."You have more than one person in the home in each case," Sheriff Toombs said, "So you have to make sure and verify who is going to be the one responsible."Sheriff Toombs says this will be decided by a grand jury and for February the grand jury met the 17th more than a week before the child pornography was brought to light last Friday.
    http://www.ktxs.com/news/27045936/detail.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knox View Post
    If Billie Dunn is not involved with Hailey's death, but was complicit on the cover-up with SA, what can she be charged with?

    How would LE prove it? In other words, what kind of proof would they need?

    What if no body is found? Could they prosecute?

    I asked gitana1, to respond if she has the time to weigh in ...
    I'm not a criminal lawyer but I'll do what I can. Accessory after the fact/aiding and abetting. They would need to prove that she willfully hid evidence, like a body. They could prosecute without a body. I have not been following this case much but they would need something showing she tried to hide something or lied about something to mislead people or throw them off the scent, that kind of thing. AZ Lawyer is much better at this than me. Someone should PM her.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

    *Gitana (means "Gypsy girl"). Pronounced "hee tah nah."

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    Quote Originally Posted by passionflower View Post
    Since they have't been charged with anything, they can move about freely.
    What happens if they go to Mexico?
    If and when they are charged, extradition. But I think if they have evidence, LE may move quickly if they think they are fleeing.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

    *Gitana (means "Gypsy girl"). Pronounced "hee tah nah."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lillys View Post
    Since child porn and beastiality were found in both BD's and SA's mom's home why haven't they been charged with possession of porn?
    Thanks,
    LillyS
    Quote Originally Posted by Knox View Post
    Why No Arrests After Child Porn Was Found In Dunn Residence? Authorities Respond

    By Jocelyn Tovar, KTXS News
    POSTED: 7:06 pm CST March 1, 2011EmailPrint
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    UPDATED: 8:45 pm CST March 1, 2011ABILENE, Texas -- Many are asking where are the charges or arrests to reflect the child pornography found in the home of missing teen Hailey Dunn.KTXS caught up with Hailey's mom Billie Jean today at the home where investigators removed a memory stick containing 300 pornographic pictures some of those children, and yet no one has faced any charges and she's free to come-and-go as she pleases.Her daughter 13-year-old Hailey Dunn was last seen at the same home more than two months ago and hasn't been seen since.Child pornography was also found in Big Spring in the home of Shawn Adkins' mother. Shawn is Billie Jean's boyfriend.Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs met with KTXS today to explain why no arrests have been made in both cases."You have more than one person in the home in each case," Sheriff Toombs said, "So you have to make sure and verify who is going to be the one responsible."Sheriff Toombs says this will be decided by a grand jury and for February the grand jury met the 17th more than a week before the child pornography was brought to light last Friday.
    http://www.ktxs.com/news/27045936/detail.html
    This was going to be my answer. They have to be able to show whose porn it was. Work, school and phone records may help with that when combined with the times the porn was downloaded. Horrific stuff.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

    *Gitana (means "Gypsy girl"). Pronounced "hee tah nah."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanE View Post
    In the upcoming grand jury, Billie and Shawn will both be subjects, the ones to potentially be cited.

    In an instance like that, could they be called before the grand jury to testify against each other? Or would that not happen since they would be the subjects?

    (I know my word subject is probably not the correct one to use. Don't know what word to use lol.)
    I'm trying since there's no crim lawyer here! But I doubt either would be called because both would plead the fifth. Remember Kyron's case and Dee Dee Spicher? I believe that's what she did. Of course, Terri Horman was not called. You can't really ask potential defendants to testify at a GJ even if they are called to testify against the other potential co-defendant.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

    *Gitana (means "Gypsy girl"). Pronounced "hee tah nah."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miziree View Post
    If they charge and convict on the child porn, can they still use that evidence in a later trial, for kidnapping or murder?
    Yes. Absolutely, as long as it is relevant to the murder case.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

    *Gitana (means "Gypsy girl"). Pronounced "hee tah nah."

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