An Indiana jury deliberated the case of a trucker charged with having a child porn video in his truck and found him not guilty. The Post-Tribune reported today that Luis A. Gomez, 37, of Elmhurst, N.Y., could have received up to three years in prison for Class D felony possession of child pornography if found guilty in the two-day trial.
According to the Post-Tribune, after C.R. England fired Gomez in October 2012, the company boxed up Gomez’s belongings and cleaned out the cab of the truck he had been driving. The newspaper reported that an employee cleaning out the cab stole the memory card and discovered the child porn.
Defense attorney Clay Patton argued that the pornographic files on the memory card were from one of the multiple people who sometimes rode with Gomez and used his phone as an Internet tether.
Patton further defended Gomez, arguing that the memory card didn’t fit any of Gomez’s devices.