posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 06:09 AM
The 23 year old son of a high-ranking Saudi official has been arrested in Miami Beach for trading child porn on America Online. He is charged with 50
counts of sexual performance by a child and 50 counts of computer pornography. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was responsible
for tipping off the police. The young man, Mohammed Abdullah al-Garni, is in the country legally as a student.
Tuesday, investigators arrested 23-year-old Mohammed Abdullah al-Garni, of 5601 Collins Ave.
Police said al-Garni is charged with 50 counts of computer pornography and 50 counts of sexual performance by a child.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children contacted police in February about child pornography being exchanged by an America Online user.
Investigators used subpoenas to identify al-Garni as the user.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I'm surprised we're not hearing more about this honestly, because of the connection to the Kingdom, and all the animosity directed towards them in
recent years from the American public. Given the predictable public reaction, is it possible this incident was faked to make Americans even more
upset at Saudi Arabia? Perhaps they have been on the list of countries to be liberated ever since 9/11? It's an interesting possibility
There has been no official comment from the Saudi royalty, nor from this boy's father. There was no mention of bond or bail in the article, and
I've found no other information about this case anywhere else, so I'm going to assume he was ROR because of his pedigree.
Who wants to take bets that he skips the country and this is promptly forgotten? It would just reinforce the idea that you can do whatever you want
if you're rich and powerful enough. The children of the wealthy get off all the time, for crimes that would see 'normal' people stuck in jail for
decades. It's an unfortunate pattern that needs to be rectified if Justice is ever to be relied upon to fulfill its calling.
[edit on 30-4-2005 by WyrdeOne]