Jury: Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Hubby
Meri Woods faces up to 9 years and $20K in fines
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2014 1:46 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Pennsylvania jury convicted a woman on Wednesday of downloading child pornography onto the family computer and trying to blame it on her husband, Raw Story reports. Prosecutors said Meri Woods of Clymer, Penn., downloaded more than 40 child-pornography images, then delivered the computer to state police and tried to frame her husband, Matthew. But Matthew was apparently out of the house when the images were downloaded, because she'd had him removed with a protection-from-abuse order, the AP reports.

Seems the big point of dispute was over download dates: A police forensics expert testified that Matthew was out of the house at the time, while a professor from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, said the computer time stamps weren't dependable, the Indiana Gazette reports. But a jury of six men and six women needed less than two hours to find Woods guilty. Now she faces up to nine years in prison and $20,000 in fines for sexual abuse of children, possessing child pornography, and lying to law enforcement. She might also have to become a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania for 15 years.

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getoffmylawn
Aug 23, 2014 8:51 AM CDT
Do they have a 'Dangerous Vindictive Psycho Lunatic' registry? She should also be on that one.
homer1057
Aug 23, 2014 6:31 AM CDT
NOW, NOW, ou all always say: "Judge not lest ye be judged" So let's not judge until we KNOW all the facts, and even then, let GOd be judge and the court system!
homer1057
Aug 23, 2014 6:29 AM CDT
Isn't this funny and ODD: a couple who swore to love and honor each other divorcing and the woman decides to try to destroy this man! The "EX" did the same to me and yet, the same effect happened...she lost almost all she thought she was going to get! the LIAR! IT always pays to honor you vows and IF you can't don't vow! I find this to be true: IF YOU marry, pray "THE LORD JESUS CHRIST will love your spouse thru you, rather than you trying to love that spouse thru your emotions and human frailties! Man and /or woman is just NOT capable of LOVING another w/OUT the GOD who is LOVE doing so!