D.Minn.: Officers had PC defendant had CP and not just child nudity

Defendant argued that the alleged child pornography was mere child nudity, and thus not a crime. “The Court concludes that the information contained in each of the four warrant applications was sufficient to permit the reviewing magistrate judges to conclude that there was a fair probability that child pornography or evidence of the sexual exploitation of children would be found in the places to be searched.” United States v. Pearson, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202476 (D. Minn. Oct. 18, 2017), adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 201690 (D. Minn. Dec. 7, 2017).

Minor girls told of defendant taking pictures of them. Defendant’s interaction with the police on his porch was consensual. Ultimately he invited them inside and showed them his computer room. They developed probable cause from their observations that he could have been grooming young girls for more explicit pictures by the time they sought his consent. They thus had it when they sought a search warrant. United States v. Johnson, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203147 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 12, 2017),* adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202303 (E.D. Mo. Dec. 8, 2017).*

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