Child porn is found on PC
An acting teacher admits downloading images found by a computer repairman
A computer repairman who was asked to recover files from a personal computer that had crashed in April 2005 discovered some disturbing images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct and alerted the FBI.
His discovery led to the arrest and indictment of local theater actor Dawe Glover on a federal charge of possessing child pornography.
Glover, 48, who also teaches dance and acting classes for children, admitted yesterday to possessing the images stored on his computer when it crashed, and that he had downloaded the images from the Internet.
"He essentially admitted he was the user of the computer and had searched the Internet for both adult and child pornography Web sites, and that he had bookmarked some child pornography Web sites and was responsible for the images on his computer," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Tong.
Glover told the court that he is currently receiving mental health counseling to address the issues in this case, Tong said.
While he declined further comment on the facts of the case, Tong said Glover's conduct was troubling. "It's always a great concern to us if someone who comes in regular contact with kids has a collection of child pornography."
Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang accepted Glover's plea and set sentencing for May 21 before U.S. District Judge David Ezra. Glover faces a maximum jail term of 10 years, a fine of $250,000 and the possibility of being placed on supervised release.
As a condition of supervised release, he will be ordered to register as a sex offender.
Glover remains free on bail while awaiting sentencing.
Neither Glover nor his attorney could be reached for comment.
Not-guilty plea in separate child porn case
A civilian employee for the U.S. Army pleaded not guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to possessing computers and electronic storage media containing child pornography.
Robert P. Moser, 60, was indicted Dec. 14 on one count of possession. His trial is set for March 13.
He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted.
The case was investigated by the Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and the state attorney general's office.