Claudio Vidal Jail Booking Report
Boca Raton, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Claudio Vidal, a 50-year-old Florida man was jailed after deputies arrived at his door at the very moment he was downloading child porn videos.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, an investigation was launched after detectives monitored a peer to peer file sharing network and noticed that a user with a Boca Raton i.p. address had been downloading a large number of child porn files.
After obtaining a search warrant, detectives arrived at Vidal's door and questioned him about his online downloading habits.
Investigators say Vidal admitted that he had been downloading videos, which prompted detectives to take a closer look at his computer. When officers entered Vidal's bedroom, they found the computer on and in the process of downloading several files at once.
When officers clicked on one of the downloading files, the file was discovered to be a video of a man having sex with a child.
After further inspection, detectives found more than 300 child-porn related images and videos on Vidal's computer. The images and videos reportedly showed underage boys and girls being sexually abused - some as young as five years old.
Vidal told detectives that he knew downloading child pornography was illegal - and that when he comes across such material he usually deletes it (uh huh).
Vidal was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on 53 counts of possessing obscene material/sexual performance of a child. Vidal's bond was set at $10,000 per count, or a $530,000 total bond amount.
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September 07, 2011
Posted by Danny Vice at 9:44:00 PM
Claudio Vidal Was Caught With His Hand In The Kiddie Porn Jar