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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:38 PM
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37. I think that's probably a good idea
I had never thought of that until I read your post. I guess that I just felt that informing Jim about it and advising him to inform his attorney would take care of it. In fact, as I think about it now, didn't he have an obligation, as an officer of the court, to inform the police about this?

Anyhow, since I read your post I've talked with Jim about it, as I don't want to make any move without discussing with him first (I had his permission to post this OP), since he's the one whose life has been hurt by this most. Jim told me that he doesn't want me to call the police now, that he first wants to hear what his attorney has to say about it.

There's another issue here too, which I didn't discuss in the OP because I didn't consider it relevant to the points I wanted to discuss. When my wife first saw the pictures on our computer she flipped out. She then called Jim and asked him to get rid of the evidence immediately, which he did (Since he's an IT person, she felt he would know how to get rid of it). I guess her reasoning was partly because that she was afraid of us (me and her) being drawn into this mess, and also she felt emotionally that our family pictures were soiled by virtue of being right next to the kiddie porn pictures.

I can't remember what my reaction was at the time. Either I advised against destroying (or whatever term is appropriate for removing evidence from a computer) the pictures, since they were the only hard evidence we had that would protect Jim, or else they were destroyed before I even knew that she planned to destroy them. In any event, I was against having them destroyed, for the reason I mentioned above.

I bring this up because, depending on what Jim decides, I will need to talk to my wife before I call the police about this, and my guess is that she will be adamently against it because she will be afraid that I might then face the risk of going to prison (which I doubt is the case). But maybe not, because she certainly didn't object to notifying Jim about it initially and advising him to tell his attorney.
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