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Pop-Up Ads Lead to Jail Time?

I find this entire situation ridiculous.  Will law ever catch up with technology?  I’m thinking no.  What do you guys think?

Julie Amero, a substitute teacher in Norwich, Connecticut, has been
convicted of impairing the morals of a child and risking injury to a
minor by exposing as many as ten seventh-grade students to porn sites.

The story is short: On October, 19, 2004, Amero was a substitute
teacher for a seventh-grade language class at Kelly Middle School. A
few students were crowded around a PC; some were giggling. She
investigated and saw the kids looking at a barrage of graphic,
hard-core pornographic pop-ups.

The prosecution contended that she had used the computer to visit porn sites.

The defense said that wasn’t true and argued that the machine was
infested with spyware and malware, and that opening the browser caused
the computer to go into an endless loop of pop-ups leading to porn
sites.

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January 26, 2007 - Posted by | News, Rants

3 Comments

  1. Hmmm…isn’t possible that the 7th grade students visited the pornographic Web sites? Sounds like reasonable doubt to me :+)

    Comment by Ken | February 16, 2007

  2. Boingboing.net has an update on the Amero case.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/02/28/popup_porn_case_upda.html

    This really, really saddens me.

    Comment by Mike | February 28, 2007

  3. […] Ads Lead to Jail Time – Conclusion Filed under: News, Rants — Mike @ 9:24 pm I blogged awhile back about Connecticut teacher, Julie Amero, who was accused of showing porn to students. That […]

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