Ater months and months of heavy investigation and collecting evidence, California Deputy Attorney General Raymond Liddy has finally been charged with possession of child pornography.
Since the evidence was collected, Liddy was officially arrested by authorities in Coronado on Tuesday.
Liddy can expect prosecution on obtaining and possessing sexually explicit material on underage children, at the age of 12 or younger. The investigation started after an electronic service provider alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
This happened back in January, and now the case can finally come to a closure.
After the news first broke, the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children task force was also informed of the case, so they helped locate Liddy at his residence in Coronado.
First off, Liddy was inspected by FBI agents and other officers on the case, resulting in him admitting he had ‘worked’ with some pornographic content, insisting that only adults were involved in the case.
Once this happened, the agents asked for a search warrant, leading to a shocking discovery of “numerous photographs on a computer and thumb drive of minors engaged in sexual conduct.”
The explicit images even showed a girl in a bondage-like surrounding.
“He is universally loved by a lot of different people who expressed that to me and he is a terrific human being,” Johnson added.
“He has pled not guilty,” Johnson added. “This is the very beginning of the case and then we will get to the end and figure out what it is all about.”
The spokesperson for the California Attorney General notified the public they were aware of the current development and as a result, Liddy was given a forced leave of absence.
Liddy has yet to show up in court sometime next month.