Child porn victim makes gut-wrenching case for restitution

Published: Thursday, Sept. 12 2013 7:38 p.m. MDT

Dunn claimed at trial that he accidentally downloaded child pornography at times when searching for adult pornography, but immediately deleted those files. But forensic evidence proved otherwise.

A systems administrator in the Army who did a tour of duty in Iraq, Dunn placed his child pornography images into encrypted files that only he could access. Investigators found images on three different computers or hard drives, including files recovered from the deleted space on his computer. Evidence also showed that the overwhelming majority of files he searched for contained terms indicative of child pornography.

Dunn told the judge he has struggled with pornography since puberty. He said his heart ached when a proxy read part of Vicky's statement aloud in court Thursday. He said he knows his actions hurt innocent children and that he increased demand for Vicky's images by sharing them on the Internet.

"I'm ashamed, deeply ashamed, and I'm sorry for everyone and anyone I've hurt," Dunn said. "There's nobody to blame but me."

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