June 6, 2013
Note: Amount of Andrew’s rights violated: 2 (No Search Warrant, No Speedy trial)
A young autistic man named Andrew Rose, around age 17 when he was arrested by the police at his High School, was suspected of possessing child pornography, and has still not been given his day in court since he was arrested on December 5th, 2011. One year and sixth months have passed since he was jailed and which terrified him, he finally was released on bail due to financial assistance from his family. One of his bail conditions was that he would not be allowed to go back to school and in the end, he was told to just go get his GED, and never graduated with the other students. He is still awaiting his day in court but will it ever come? Likely not which is why this article is written to shine light on the dirty tactics of corrupt federal prosecutors on minors and young adults whom are caught up in the child porn undercover stings.
“First in May Andrew was going to appear in court, then July, and now August, the prosecutor keeps pushing the date back!” – Quote from ReporterHow was he accused of this crime you all probably wonder?
When Limewire was around, a little over a year before the arrest, Andrew was downloading music files which are easy to get, you can find any title, album, and artist tracks. The only thing that Limewire did not show in it’s search database was a album art image search to search for mp3 files that have a certain tag image. This was where Andrew got into hot water. As what was explained in an earlier article I had typed, all mp3 files have a identification system used by all computer software music players, mp3 players, and even tablets. This identification system is known as mp3 tags which any software program such as Mp3tag can edit mp3 files to manipulate the tags of each mp3 file. The tag album image can be as big as the user wishes, it can be 500x, 600x, even 800x. Any image can be added to the mp3 tag, and that includes child pornography and naked teen photos.
What happened was a particular user was distributing music on Limewire with these lewd naked or half naked teen photos. When Andrew downloaded music thern played it on his music player, likely Windows Media Player, he saw a big album image of young teenage girls in the buff then exited out of it then tried re-downloading the file to see if it would go away but sadly the file that was shared has a album image of naked teenage girls, so he went to another place for the song. In the end he deleted the music file and never looked for it again, the only problem was that the very minute he played that music file and the album image displayed, it was locally cached in his computer as a hidden or system file as Windows Media Player caches the album art image of a particular music file or music files. Because Andrew didn’t think to go in the folder options and check the allow hidden files to show, he never knew that dirty image planted inside the mp3 file was also cached onto his computer which was later used to indict him by a Federal grand jury. Of course his intent is obvious, he is not a child pornographer and has no interest in that kind of material, he is not a pervert, but the police didn’t care.