If you're going to be stupid enough to keep and distribute kiddie porn, you probably shouldn't be doing things that would make the feds want to check on your on line habits. Dumb ass...
From Pioneer Press
A Blaine man is accused of hacking into his neighbor's computer and posing as the neighbor to send child pornography as well as a terroristic threat to the vice president of the United States.
In an indictment handed up today, Barry Vincent Ardolf, 45, of Blaine, faces one count each of unauthorized access to a protected computer, possession of child pornography, transmission of child pornography and threats to the president and successors to the presidency and two counts of aggravated identity theft.
The indictment offers this account:
In February 2009, Ardolf hacked into his neighbor's wireless Internet connection and accessed Yahoo e-mail and MySpace accounts he had created in that person's name. Posing as the neighbor,
Ardolf used those accounts to send messages and sexually explicit photos of children to the neighbor's coworkers. He also posted pictures of child pornography on the MySpace page.
In March 2009, Ardolf created a Gmail account — in the name of an actual Wayzata resident — and sent an e-mail to the neighbor's boss. That e-mail accused the neighbor of making unwanted sexual advances.
In May 2009, Ardolf used another Yahoo account to send an e-mail in the name of the neighbor and his wife. The e-mail, sent to the vice president of the United States, the governor and a senator from Minnesota, read in part:
"This is a terrorist threat! Take this seriously. I hate the way you people are spending money you don't have...I'm
assigning myself to be judge, jury and executioner...I'll kill you all one at a time...The first one of you will be dead by June 1."
Earlier this month, Ardolf was charged with aggravated identity theft and with threatening the vice president and other elected officials. Prosecutors alleged that Ardolf hacked into the neighbor couple's computer and sent threats, child pornography and other messages after they reported him to police for inappropriately touching one of their children.
Ardolf was planning to accept a plea offer in the case but rejected it at the last minute because it contained a recommendation that he be sentenced to at least two years in prison.
If convicted, Ardolf faces 20 years on the charge of transmitting child pornography, 10 years on the charge of possessing child pornography, five years each on the charges of unauthorized computer access and threatening the vice president. He also faces a mandatory two-year sentence on each count of aggravated identity theft.
David Hanners contributed to this report.