What would you do if you found child porn on your computer?

What would you do if you found child porn on your computer?

A Rochester man turned his computer over to police, but now he can't get it back.
Shanny Moreno describes what happened a month ago when he went to open up and e-mail. "It said why dont you take a look at these pictures, and there were pictures of young girls between the ages of, I assume 8 and 16 in very provocative poses, half naked and completely naked. I was like, oh." Moreno of Rochester is a stay at home dad. The last thing he wants on his computer is child porn. So when graphic images popped up after he visited this shared picture site, he immediately called the police. "I figure Im in the clear, I tell them look this is happening to me what can I do, what can you guys do to help me," he says. The RPD came and authorities took his computer. That was the last time hes seen it, that was a month ago. So he called News 8 Now and Fox Rochester for help. "You made a couple of phone calls and got the ball rolling and now I know the computer is in transit to be investigated," Moreno says. As it turns out, the reason for the delay is the RPD doesnt have a specialist in computer forensics. So they have to rely on other agencies to investigate those types of crimes. "Its not like it will be there the next day because if you reach out to other agencies you work within their time frames and what priorities theyre working with," says Lt. James Noble of the Rochester Police Department. The Monroe County Sheriffs Department has a team that specializes in computer crimes, so do the feds, the RPD works with both of them. Noble says, "theres a substantial amount of training and investment and over the years weve had a very good relationship working with other law enforcement agencies." A good arrangement for law enforcement but not so much for Moreno. Who never imagined doing the right thing, would turn into such an ordeal. "Its very surprising to me that they spend all this money on the fast ferry and other things that dont go through and we could use money to train officers to do more." Right now Morenos computer is in the custody of the federal government. The RPD has no idea when it will be returned. They say that investigating child porn can sometimes lead them to other states and many other jurisdictions so often times the investigations are lengthy.
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