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Best Buy Repairman Finds Child Porn On Customer Computer, Customer About To Get Prison Time

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Feb. 3, 2016 By Christian Murray

A 63-year-old East Elmhurst man pleaded guilty today to child pornography charges and faces between one to three years in prison upon sentencing, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

The defendant, Michael Murray, was arrested in April 2014 after police discovered that he had several graphic images of children on his laptop.

Murray was caught after he took his computer to Best Buy at 50-01 Northern Blvd. to be repaired. When the technician booted up Murray’s laptop to fix it, he discovered a screen saver that showed a slide show of images of young girls posing provocatively or engaging in sex acts with adult men.

The technician alerted his supervisor of the slide show’s content who, after seeing the images, contacted police.

When police went to Murray’s residence soon afterwards, he admitted that he knew what was on his screen saver and had been exchanging files of child pornography with others on the Internet for approximately five years. A forensic exam of the defendant’s computer revealed nearly 400 images of child pornography.

Murray pleaded guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child and will be sentenced on March 22, 2016, according to the district attorney.

“The defendant has now admitted to having vile, disturbing images of children on his computer’s hard drive,” said District Attorney Richard A Brown in a statement.

“It is important for the public to remember that these photographs depict real children who have been sexually abused. They are youngsters who will forever be emotionally and physically scarred by what happened to them.”

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Astoria Resident

We pretend to love children in America but our laws tell a different story. The fact that Joel Steinberg breathes free air says it all.

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Bulimic Panda

Let’s not jump to conclusions. What’s the definition of child? Did a hacker or gypsy frame him? Best Buy should reimburse him with store credit or coupons for snitching.

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doc

You are the definition of a true idiot.
” he admitted that he knew what was on his screen saver and had been exchanging files of child pornography with others on the Internet for approximately five years.”

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Bulimic Panda

Having served in our judicial system many times I can assure you not all things are as they appear. Perhaps he had a very dry throat and a detective offered him a sour apple jolly rancher in exchange for a written confession.

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A Slip of a Girl

Your defense of perversion casts a terrible shadow on you. The owner of this website should send your data to the police for investigation of collusion with pornographers.

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Bulimic Panda

I only defend being non judgmental after reading superficial news articles. Thanks, G-d bless you, and best wishes.

Astoria Resident

he admitted that he knew what was on his screen saver and had been exchanging files of child pornography with others on the Internet for approximately five years. You should learn how to read pervert.

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Val

There’s no help for him. No effective treatment. He is 100% doomed to be this way forever. Protect society from him for the rest of his life. I suggest prison.

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