Go to jail, go directly to jail

This shows well how kiddie porn hysteria can go over the top.

A 40-year-old substitute teacher faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of exposing children to pornography on a computer at the Connecticut middle school where she taught.

I suppose it's remotely possible the charges are valid. But the story doesn't add up. It seems far more plausible from the accounts I'm reading that this woman, who had no prior criminal record and a clean teaching history, was using an insecure edition of Internet Explorer and was hit with an adware infestation she didn't know how to deal with.

Imagine, if someone wrote malware targeting specific people, and used that to unleash kiddie porn onto their computers. Say, a political opponent, or just someone they did not like. In a child-porn hysteric environment, that could easily become something close to witch-burning mobs of the 1500's...


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