October 17, 2011

Man stole Internet to get child porn

 
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kent_county/Man-stole-Internet-to-get-child-porn
Updated: Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011, 11:24 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – 43-year-old Alan Andrew Waldron pleaded guilty on Wednesday to hacking a protected Internet access point earlier this year — and then using that access to download child pornography to his personal computer.

He bragged about hacking the Lowell Public Library’s Internet on Facebook.

A post from Waldron’s Facebook page stated: “Finally… Hacked a protected access point for 24 Hr. Internet FREE. The library goes down @ 11:00 pm. Like to download my movies and such while I sleep. All good now! WOOT!”

Acting on a tip from from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Lowell Police Department investigated information that Waldron was using the Lowell Public Library wireless connection to download the child porn.

Waldron was able to hack the system from home because he lived on E. Main Street in Lowell near the library.

He was arrested in August and charged with possession of child sexually abusive material, unauthorized use of a computer and using a computer to commit a crime.

Waldron was scheduled to be in Kent County Circuit Court for a status conference on Wednesday. He entered his plea during that conference.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 5.

Waldron was released from jail on $10,000 bond pending his sentencing.

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