Cops Serve Warrant on Kiddie Porn Suspect and Find Him, of Course, Downloading Kiddie Porn

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Claudio Vindal, who's "very knowledgeable" with computers.
Police served a warrant Thursday at Claudio Vidal's Boca Raton apartment, suspecting he'd been downloading child pornography.

Sure enough, the cops walked in and found Vidal's computer screen on and mid-download on some new kiddie porn, according to an arrest affidavit.

As part of an operation by the Palm Beach County Sexual Predator Enforcement Unit, a police detective on a peer-to-peer network says he noticed that a Boca Raton IP address happened to be downloading a whole lot of naked kids.

The detective downloaded one of the videos to be sure, and the one he picked was a man having sex with a kid under 9 years old.

That was enough for the search warrant, and the cops came a-knocking at Vidal's apartment.

He admitted to police he had been downloading videos, and when the cops entered his bedroom to see what kind of videos those were, they saw the computer screen was on and displaying an in-progress download of more kiddie porn, according to the report.

Vidal, 50, told police "he is very knowledgeable about computers," which apparently isn't the case since the cops found out.

He told the cops he has thousands of videos, but when he finds child pornography, he deletes it. On the other hand, police say he told them he knows it's illegal to have child porn and identified what kind of kiddie porn he had on his computer -- which he reportedly told police included boys and girls.

A police detective checked the computer at the scene and found a combination of 300 videos and pictures of naked kids, with the videos detailing kids between 5 and 10 years old being sexually abused, police say.

At his first court appearance on Friday, Vidal's bond was set at $10,000 per charge -- for 53 kiddie-porn related charges -- for a total of $530,000.

Vidal's bond conditions also include house arrest, no computer or internet access, no contact with minors, and he must surrender his passport. As of Friday evening, he's staying in jail instead.

If convicted on all counts, Vindal could face a maximum sentence of 765 years in prison.


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Duckykittn
Duckykittn

I watch a lot of crime documentaries, and something I saw in one recently seems relevant here. It was about Aileen Wournos, the first female serial killer to be executed. She was being taken from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, being convicted and sentenced to death 4 times, I believe. As she was being transferred to one of the many court dates, she said to a documentary film crew, "I don't understand why they are wasting all this time and money to sentence me to multiple death sentences. How many times can they kill me?"

Which brings me back to this case. How many lives do they expect this man to have? A single sentence of Life with No Possibility for Parole would be sufficient. And seeing as they can expect his death to occur sometime before his sentence of 765 years is completed, wouldn't that equate to the death penalty? In which case, give him a dose, or a jolt, and be done with it.

Harsh, I know. But another thing I know, perverts NEVER change their proclivities. Castration, whether physical or chemical, is not even close to a deterrent. I was molested for 10 years, by 3 different relatives, and only once was a penis involved. They found plenty to do with their hands and mouths, however. Also, release from prison is never a viable option, as age is not an obstacle for pedophiles of any "breed". The pornographers can still enjoy the media of their choice. The molesters can still touch and force children to touch them. The ones who touched me were: male cousin, age 9 when I was 7, another male cousin, from 13 to 18 when I was 8 until 13, and my grandfather from the time I was 5 until I was 15. The last time he got away with touching me, he was 68. Age is not a factor to perverts. In their victims, or their selves. In my opinion, if you EVER sexually abuse a child you deserve to die. Period.

POkNoo
POkNoo

Wow, incredible. You would think someone that deals with that kind of material would be smart enough to utilize whole disk encryption. Scary. anon-tools.no.tc

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Man.

When I read this, I thought... Oh man, they finally caught David Cody.

Sorry.  My bad.

Fukuniqqa
Fukuniqqa

Full disk encyption is useless when the computers are already on and downloading

Peter Voth
Peter Voth

LOL, this is the first time one of your spam messages has been on topic.

David Cody
David Cody

Chaz, I understand that since Phil Gonot basically pimped slapped you with that lawsuit that shut down your little soapbox (MAOS), you have a lot, i mena a lot of time on your hands.  So if you want to, but only if you really want to...I will allow you to post on my blog.  If you can fit it in between the endless hours of self-pleasuring and self-medicating you could schedule that in.  You have my information...lol  LMAO @ Chaz Stevens 

The Genius
The Genius

They raided that house right after they enforced the court order to take down the MAOS site. How does it feel, Timmy, to be silenced by one of your "targets." Looks like you're gonna have to turn over your MacBook and Bicycle to the Gonot family to pay off the law suit.

Steve Forbusf
Steve Forbusf

Tor-A free software implementation of second-generation onion routing, a system enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the Internet. Never be seen to start with, combined with totally encrypted flash drives one can protect and hide anything. Good for whistle blowers and people in foreign countries that don't allow free speech.

R-Cynic
R-Cynic

Might help if the guy enabled his screensaver lock at least... gonna do that sort of nasty boy business, might as well learn your stuff.  I'm glad he didn't though, and was strained from society for good (?) -- being a pc tech I know that most people who bother telling strangers "I'm knowledgeable about computers" usually are just merely "possessing the knowledge that they exist" ;-p

FreudianProjection
FreudianProjection

No MAOS?  Oh no!  Anyone know any other geriatric gay male porn sites?

burninshore
burninshore

Could you both please take this little kid's fight elsewhere? It's bad enough we have to deal with the self promotion, but this is ridiculous. A little hint to you both........... no one really cares about your opinion on each other. You lose credibility when all you both do is act like 10 year olds to each other.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

By the way, the State of Florida is about 1 week away from kicking your Aunt Sylvia's ass up and down the block.

She, like you, is a worthless piece of shit.

David Cody
David Cody

Awww...sorry her trial was postponed just like your next post...lmao  Phil Gonot for CODB Mayor.  I know you must shed many tears at night knowing that a whole City loathes you and are laughing at you in your face.  You once made a comment towards me stating the people at City Hall laugh at me...well you have the whole City of Deerfield Beach laughing at you...you kept asking for someone to sue you and Phil did and won...Shut you down!!!It must suck to be you right now, maybe after SYlvia is set free like Spence Jones we`ll go out for drinks so I can laugh hysterically in your face and watch your expression as you sink further and further into a drug induced state of hallucination that would have you thinking someone is out to poison your dog or harm you.  Or that the police give 2 Ish`s abt your personal welfare (do you remember those post Chazzy). Anyway, I just wish you continue trolling the blogs and posting my name with your comments b/c the more you do, the larger my readership grows from people trying to find out who this David Cody is...so thank you!

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