Salina, KS

Now: 23 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 23 ° | Lo: 18 °

Man Sentenced In Cyber Snooping Case

KSAL StaffNovember 25, 2014

Kansas man has been sentenced to federal prison after AOL’s automatic detection system caught him emailing child pornography.

Fifty-six-year-old Walter Ackerman of Lebanon was sentenced Monday to 14 years and two months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing and possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors say Ackerman possessed more than 750 sexually explicit images of children. AOL Inc. sent information to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who alerted authorities.

Ackerman’s attorney argues the email evidence was obtained through cyber “snooping” in an illegal search and seizure. A federal judge ruled AOL and the center didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Earl Bane Foundation Supp...
January 17, 2018Comments
Fake $100 for Gum
January 17, 2018Comments
Fire Destroys Garage and ...
January 17, 2018Comments
Woman Hit by Truck
January 17, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018