04-05-2008, 03:42 PM #1
UK - Identity Theft Leads To Child-Porn Arrest Nightmare For Innocent Man
Poor guy! I can't imagine the horror and embarrasment! Plus his father and siblings STOPPED talking to him after his arrest...
It's every Internet user's worst nightmare.
Simon Bunce of Hampshire, England, not only had his credit-card number stolen online but was arrested and falsely accused of being a pedophile when that card number was used to buy child pornography.
Before you think "that's a clever excuse," the story has a somewhat happy ending, as Bunce eventually was fully cleared by police.
Yet that only came after he'd lost his $250,000-a-year job, his father and siblings stopped talking to him and his computer was taken away for several months, the BBC reports.
Bunce had the misfortune of being caught up in Operation Ore, a massive British online kiddie-porn crackdown in 2003 that itself grew out of Operation Avalanche, an earlier American bust which began with a 1999 raid on Landslide Productions, a Texas mom-and-pop operation that handled credit-card transactions for porn Web sites.
04-05-2008, 05:13 PM #2Im just living among all the madness
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Man thats just so not fair. The real sickos are gettin away with it and he had to pay.
04-05-2008, 07:16 PM #3
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