A 61-year-old West Palm Beach man, William Kenneth Stewart, was arrested on Thursday and charged with possessing and transmitting child pornography. He is also facing more than 50 counts punishable by up to 15 years in prison per count. Detectives uncovered at least 100 child pornography pictures and videos on Stewart’s computers.
Stewart’s bond was set at $20,000 per count for a total of $1.06 million. If he is released, he must remain under house arrest with no access to computers or the Internet, no contact with minors and he must surrender his passport. Do you think that if he is found guilty he should face up to 15 years in prison for each count when he faces more than 50 counts? Do you think that the court should be more lenient on him since he is over 60? For more information go to http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/boynton-beach/fl-child-porn-bust-brf-20110909,0,2763912.story
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