Army: Email address link to CP provided nexus to def’s devices and quarters

Defendant was retired military working as a contractor in Afghanistan. Child pornography was traced to him by his email address. That gave the magistrate issuing the search warrant reason to believe that child pornography would be found on his digital devices with nexus to his quarters. United States v. Miller, 2019 CCA LEXIS 218 (Army Ct. Crim. App. May 13, 2019).

The court held at the hearing defendant lacked standing in the car searched. “[A]fter he was properly Mirandized, body camera footage reveals that Ford waived his right to remain silent and specifically disavowed any ownership in the car or its contents.” Then an inventory search occurred, and defendant couldn’t challenge that. United States v. Ford, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80301 (N.D. Ohio May 13, 2019).*

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