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Posted: 5/9/2004 2:54:44 PM EST
Lawman Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

Redondo Beach Reserve Officer Held On $215,000 Bail

May 7, 2004 4:25 pm US/Pacific
TORRANCE, Calif. (CBS) A reserve officer with the Redondo Beach Police Department pleaded not guilty Friday to a dozen misdemeanor charges, including possession of child pornography, dissuading a witness and destroying evidence.

Randy Vincent Jones, 49, was held on $215,500 bail pending a bail review next Thursday, said Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office.

Jones is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count each of destroying evidence and dissuading a witness from prosecuting a crime, according to Robison.

The reserve officer was arrested on Wednesday, said Redondo Beach police Sgt. Phil Keenan.

"The public is morally outraged by this," the sergeant told KCAL9. "But we are 10 times more morally outraged by this when one of our own is involved in something like this. When something like this happens, it brings dishonor on the whole department -- and a sense of betrayal."

Keenan said it is the first arrest of a reserve officer in the program's 30-year history.

"We had a friend of his tell us that he was involved in certain things and that this person had found evidence of what we believe was possession of child pornography," Keenan said.

Jones, a volunteer reserve officer since 1998, was suspended pending the outcome of the case, Keenan said.

Officers served a warrant on Jones' residence and seized a number of commercially produced child pornography videotapes, Keenan said.

Authorities also seized a number of videos allegedly produced by Jones showing him engaging in sexual acts with women, and police are investigating whether the women were aware they were being taped, Keenan said.

It is a crime to make such videos without the knowledge of all participants, Keenan said. Possible victims were urged to call police at (310) 379-2477. CNS-05-7-2004 16:51
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:18:34 PM EST
Had he been a full-time cop, would he have had adult porn?
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:26:55 PM EST

commercially produced child pornography videotapes, Keenan said.

Something in that sentence deeply troubles me...
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 11:18:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By deimos:

commercially produced child pornography videotapes, Keenan said.

Something in that sentence deeply troubles me...



The age of consent is not the same world wide. In fact i think it's safe to say that the US requirment of 18yrs is high compared to the rest of the world (many countries have an age of 16 and many many others have no age at all).
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:50:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By redmenace:

Originally Posted By deimos:

commercially produced child pornography videotapes, Keenan said.

Something in that sentence deeply troubles me...



The age of consent is not the same world wide. In fact i think it's safe to say that the US requirment of 18yrs is high compared to the rest of the world (many countries have an age of 16 and many many others have no age at all).



Actually most countries do have age requirments but they dont enforce them. Much like Thailand and child prostotution. And good luck proving a girl is 16 or 18 expecially if she is from a different country. I go to the mall on a saturday at noon and I can't tell a difference between the highschool girls and the college girls. You have 25 year old women that look like they are 16 and 16 year olds that look like they are 25. So I guess all you can do is look at porn pictures that also have the girls drivers license posted with it.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:53:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:00:28 AM EST
Insane. That's awful.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:25:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Age of consent in Canada is 14 I think, or it used to be
www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/prb993-e.htm#PENALTIES%20(OLD%20AND%20NEW)


Deleware used to be 7. Now it is 16
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:37:17 AM EST
It would suck if this "child porn" turns out to be 17 year-old Dutch chicks.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 11:27:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By rasanders22:

Actually most countries do have age requirments but they dont enforce them. Much like Thailand and child prostotution. And good luck proving a girl is 16 or 18 expecially if she is from a different country. I go to the mall on a saturday at noon and I can't tell a difference between the highschool girls and the college girls. You have 25 year old women that look like they are 16 and 16 year olds that look like they are 25. So I guess all you can do is look at porn pictures that also have the girls drivers license posted with it.



Even then that might not keep you in the clear. Traci Lords had fake ID showing she was over 18......
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