Nearly one year ago Vancouver, Wash. police raided the house of 33-year-old Joseph Schesso and, confiscated computers that they say were jam-packed with kiddie porn--some of which Schesso produced himself while allegedly molesting a young girl.
A year, however, is a long time. And Mr. Schesso, perhaps sensing that he'll soon be in prison and unable to enjoy the comfort and convenience of modern home computing, has asked that his porn-filled "super computer" be returned to him.
As the P-Ireports, prosecutors say the initial raid in June of last year netted more than 3,100 images and 500 video files of child porn on Schesso's computers.
The images and videos were allegedly of girls as young as 8 years old, one of whom appeared to be drugged while be raped by grown men.
Schesso was not home when officers arrived, but spoke instead with his wife. According to charging documents, the woman said her husband "has had a problem with child pornography for some time."
Schesso arrived at the house not long afterward and spoke with detectives. Federal prosecutors contend Schesso admitted he had been downloading child pornography for years.
"Joseph T. Schesso advised that he started looking at child pornography when he was in high school," an ICE special agent told the court. "He told agents (and) detectives that he stores all of his child pornography on his 'super computer' that is located in the office of his home. ...
"He stated that he prefers to look at images and movies of girls between 8 and 14 years old and that he masturbates to the images (and) movies of child pornography."
It's that same "super computer" and several laptops that Schesso says he wants back.
So far, investigators are refusing to give the computers back.
Schesso has, after all, been severely limited as to what activities he can do with computers while he awaits trial.
He faces a mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison if he's convicted of the child porn and molestation charges.
And we hear that Internet download speeds are atrocious in the slammer.