I had a former friend from high school who was under investigation for child pornography starting two years ago. As far as I know, he had downloaded some footage of 13-15 year old girls on a webcam when he was 18 that summer and was caught by the police in the winter of 2016. He apparently watched this type of video for a few years beforehand but I’m not sure if he would be charged assuming he watched it when he was underage. He told me he would be under investigation for a few more months afterwards; however, my friends who still follow him on social media say that he hasn’t been on the Internet since 2016. Based on what he did and his absence from the Internet, is it likely that he will be arrested?
Unfortunately there is no way to know. These types of charges frequently have delays of years before charges are filed.
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