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In a tragic example of the broken “justice” system, former Dane County sheriff’s deputy Jeffrey C. Hilgers, 43, had seven counts of possession of child pornography dismissed Wednesday. The judge ruled that there was a fatal cut-and-paste error on a search warrant, thereby making the discovery of the illegal images on the deputy’s computers, inadmissible.
According to the report, investigators inadvertently used a paragraph, which stated they were searching for child pornography, instead of one specifying the search was for evidence in an illicit relationship between Hilgers and a woman serving a jail sentence at home on electronic monitoring.
Jeffrey C. Hilgers, 41, who was placed on paid leave in May, resigned in August. The State Journal reported that District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has not yet decided whether to file criminal charges against Hilgers.
Officer-involved sexual misconduct describes an entire subset of police misconduct that includes non-criminal complaints such as consensual sexual activity that occurs while an officer is on-duty, sexual harassment, up to felony acts of sexual assault or child molestation. Sexual misconduct was the second most common form of misconduct reported throughout a 2010 sample with 618 officers involved in sexual misconduct complaints during that period, 354 of which were involved in complaints that involved forcible non-consensual sexual activity such as sexual assault or sexual battery.
Of the officers associated with reports of serious sexual misconduct, 51% (180) were involved with reports that involved minors and 49% (174) involved adults.
Last week we reported on a Plano police officer who was arrested twice in a three week period for indecency with a child and for possession of child pornography.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: jude11
I mean I am for the idea of not allowing the fruit of a poisonous tree but if they had a warrant to go in there for something else then it seems there could be a loop hole to get around the loop hole.
Freaking disgusting that this guy is going to get off
originally posted by: IAMTAT
I can't believe it was an intentional error in processing. Cops are parents...and everyone hates pedophiles.
The guy's job is history...and I wouldn't be surprised if, very soon, he ends up being found in a ditch, beaten to a bloody pulp.
originally posted by: jude11
Then after finding the evidence, he was put on vacation. If it were a citizen there would be bail or held without bail.
Not earning money while waiting trial. So many things with the police.
originally posted by: whyamIhere
No Cop will work with perv boy.
Give Cops a little credit.