- May 31, 2005
- Reaction score
I agree. I know that the evidence shows that he only viewed CSAM on those few days. If that's actually true, it does potentially speak to remorse. But I wonder if he panicked when he realized that his actions were traceable and found another device to continue access. That device may be as-yet undiscovered, or it could have been precluded from trial for some evidentiary reason that never got to the motion stage. His history - the molestations, the Ashley Madison encounters, etc - doesn't show that he did something once and then stopped.
Of course, the alternative is that there was never another hidden device...I hope the children have a safe trusted adult.
I don’t think it shows remorse. Remorse would be if he went to a psychologist to deal with his issue. Finding evidence of access only on a handful of days doesn’t indicate he wasn’t accessing it on other days as well. It just indicates that is what they were able to find.
IMO what they find in cases like this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad conduct on that part of these predators.