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Burglars with ethics and a moral code.

(CNN) -- A central California man has been arrested for possession of child pornography, thanks to a tip from burglars who robbed the man's property, authorities said.

Last month, a juvenile and a 19-year-old illegally accessed the property of Kraig Stockard, 54, of Delhi, California, according to a statement from Deputy Tom MacKenzie of the Merced County Sheriff's Department. They broke into Stockard's barn and stole about 50 CDs they believed were blank.

Stockard filed a police report on the incident on September 12, according to MacKenzie.

But the young people who stole the CDs were in for a surprise. When they began putting the discs into their computer, they discovered that some of them contained pornographic images of children, the statement said.

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Pending prior record, they should be offered some community service in exchange for being charged. Since if they are charged they will have admited guilt already and therefore have a record.

If there is a clean record. I think they shouldn't be charged at all and commended for coming forward while being lectured that you don't take other ppl's ****.

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I wonder if the burglars turned him in because they realized that THEY now were in danger of being busted for possession of child porn. :ols:

I'm no lawyer, but I'm willing to bet the mans lawyer claims it wasn't his porn that was on those disc.

EDIT: I read the story, dude is guilty as sin. But the two that broke into the barn, DON'T deserve a medal.

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I'd cut 'em a break on this one. Maybe probation for a small period, nothing on their record. They obviously have some morals. And let's face it, stealing cd's is insignificant compared to taking a pervert off the streets.

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The smart move is that you absolutely let the two thieves go completely free. Why? Because if this situation ever happens again you want there to be no motivation for the thieves not to come forward if they stumble upon evidence of a much larger crime. It would be a crying shame if people worried about stealing something trivial stumbled upon a murder scene, or a kidnap victim, etc etc and kept it to themselves to avoid charges.

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I'd cut 'em a break on this one. Maybe probation for a small period, nothing on their record. They obviously have some morals. And let's face it, stealing cd's is insignificant compared to taking a pervert off the streets.

I think you cut them a break, but it should go on their record. They DID break into a residence. I's give them 1 year probation.

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The smart move is that you absolutely let the two thieves go completely free. Why? Because if this situation ever happens again you want there to be no motivation for the thieves not to come forward if they stumble upon evidence of a much larger crime. It would be a crying shame if people worried about stealing something trivial stumbled upon a murder scene, or a kidnap victim, etc etc and kept it to themselves to avoid charges.

This guy is always right!

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A search warrant was served and three more computers and three laptops were taken from Stockard's home, along with several external hard drives. Police said there were thousands of pictures and movies on the CDs -- more than 30 of the 50 discs had child pornography on them.

Investigators said Stockard has been downloading indecent images of children since 2004. He has admitted possessing the pornography on the CDs but has refused to say whether there is pornography on the computers, they said. Stockard was booked for possession of child pornography and posted $25,000 bail.

How in the world did they set bail at only $25,000. He only had to come up with $2500. bucks to secure that. This guy has enough child porn for distribution and sharing, it is not like a few pics, and he was copying them obviously. Look at the number of computers in his home, how does he explain that?

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They do not have theft on their record. why punish them and make it harder for them to get a job when they did the right thing after doing the wrong thing?

Well, 2 wrongs doesn't make a right. Even though they did the right thing, breaking and entering is a very serious crime. Who's to say they won't do it again?

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Well, 2 wrongs doesn't make a right. Even though they did the right thing, breaking and entering is a very serious crime. Who's to say they won't do it again?

If they're the type that are going to do it again, having a record isn't going to deter them. Apparently they weren't master criminals and only stole cd's. Give em some probation and then a handshake. Not too many people would own up to a crime like they did.

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If they're the type that are going to do it again, having a record isn't going to deter them. Apparently they weren't master criminals and only stole cd's. Give em some probation and then a handshake. Not too many people would own up to a crime like they did.

Actually I agree with that. I just don't think you let them go scott free. You have to give them atleast some probation.

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Actually I agree with that. I just don't think you let them go scott free. You have to give them atleast some probation.

I said community service in exchange for being charged. Though I would be very shocked if states attorney decided to charge them at all.

Bottom line, if they don't have a record, they shouldn't get one over this.

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Look at the number of computers in his home, how does he explain that?

I have 4 computers in my home and three external HD's. I don't do kiddie porn, but having a number of computers really doesn't need to explained.

They really need to put this guy in jail and make bubba the 300 lb body builder as his cellmate. See how he likes having his teeth knocked out so he can't bite Bubba's pecker off when he forces it down the guys throat.

I agree that the guy who turned him in should be set free only because it sets a precedent for others who happen upon a situation like this.

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I have 4 computers in my home and three external HD's. I don't do kiddie porn, but having a number of computers really doesn't need to explained.

They really need to put this guy in jail and make bubba the 300 lb body builder as his cellmate. See how he likes having his teeth knocked out so he can't bite Bubba's pecker off when he forces it down the guys throat.

I agree that the guy who turned him in should be set free only because it sets a precedent for others who happen upon a situation like this.

My point about the number of computers is at this point in the investigation he should have an explanation for them. Not like you can't own a number of computers but you see what I am saying here, it is relative to releasing him on bond.

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How in the world did they set bail at only $25,000. He only had to come up with $2500. bucks to secure that. This guy has enough child porn for distribution and sharing, it is not like a few pics, and he was copying them obviously. Look at the number of computers in his home, how does he explain that?

Bail is set based on how much of a flight risk you are percieved to be, not how disgusted we are by your alleged crime.

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Bail is set based on how much of a flight risk you are percieved to be, not how disgusted we are by your alleged crime.

And also if you are a danger to the public. I think someone who downloads and possibly distributes child porn is a danger to the public. I feel the bail the should be much higher in these types of cases.

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And also if you are a danger to the public. I think someone who downloads and possibly distributes child porn is a danger to the public. I feel the bail the should be much higher in these types of cases.

He's not charged with distribution as far as I can tell. Presumably, they think he is just a perv who collects tons of pix of little kids and spanks it in his own home. It's disgusting and criminal, but it's not the kind of "danger to the public" that calls for high bail. :whoknows:

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He's not charged with distribution as far as I can tell. Presumably, they think he is just a perv who collects tons of pix of little kids and spanks it in his own home. It's disgusting and criminal, but it's not the kind of "danger to the public" that calls for high bail. :whoknows:

We really don't know at this point. I was just pointing out that being a danger to the public is another reason for a high bail. It's not only if they are a flight risk. It all depends on what is on his computers and if he torrented it or how it was obtained. If he did it through file sharing, then yes he did distribute. As far as spanking to it in his own home, we don't know that either. If it turned him on, then he very well could have molested children.

My feeling is that bail should have been set higher until those things were determined. Bail could always be reduced. I am not saying he is guilty until proven innocent either. If I were a neighbor of his and found out that any of those things were true, I would be upset that he got out on so little bail. It comes down to a question of his rights vs the rights of others.

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Bail is set based on how much of a flight risk you are percieved to be, not how disgusted we are by your alleged crime.

And not the danger he poses to the community? Does he live near a school?

---------- Post added October-7th-2011 at 10:50 PM ----------

He's not charged with distribution as far as I can tell. Presumably, they think he is just a perv who collects tons of pix of little kids and spanks it in his own home. It's disgusting and criminal, but it's not the kind of "danger to the public" that calls for high bail. :whoknows:

Disagree, he is one step away from acting on his fantasy.

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