URI Child Pornography Arrest

As reported by Richard C. Dujardin in the August 9, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a URI employee has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. The man was arrested after he was observed viewing child pornography on his work computer. An investigation of his work computer found deleted images of child pornography. The man's home computer was also confiscated.

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-1.3, possession of child pornography is defined as: it is a violation of this section for any person to:

(1) Knowingly produce any child pornography;

(2) Knowingly mail, transport, deliver or transfer by any means, including by computer, any child pornography;

(3) Knowingly reproduce any child pornography by any means, including the computer; or

(4) Knowingly possess any book, magazine, periodical, film, videotape, computer disk, computer file or any other material that contains an image of child pornography.

The penalties for possession of child pornography include a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned not more than five (5) years, or both.

If you or a family member has been charged with possession of child pornography, child molestation, or other sex crimes, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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