What is most striking about Dennis Lee Garthus, 42, is not just that he wins the contest as the man who most looks like a freaked out sex offender. It is not that he is habitual offender. It is that his most recent arrest was for downloading (with the screen name “Pantielover”) pornography involving 1 and 2 year old babies. While nothing should surprise me at this state in my criminal defense career, I did not even know that was pornography involving 1 or 2 year old babies.
The FBI is reportedly using a Peer to Peer file sharing program to monitor users who are downloading and storing child porn material. They raided Garthus’s home in Joliet, Illiniois and found more than 2000 files on the computer, including many images of children between the ages of 1 and 8 years of age.
It is times like this that I wish was part of the sea otter species (or whatever species is farthest from Mr. Garthus).
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