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Appeals court weighs in on Owego child porn case

A federal court has weighed in on the potential problems in an investigation into a Southern Tier man convicted on child pornography charges.

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court’s decision this week in the case of James Galpin of Owego.

The judges agreed that an application for a warrant failed to establish probable cause to allow for a search of Galpin’s home for evidence of child porn.

The court cited the enormous potential for privacy violations for exploratory searches of computer hard drives by law enforcement.

The court called for further review of Galpin’s conviction.

 

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