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A Teenage Boy Faces Decades in Prison For Visiting Sexually Explicit Web Sites -- But Was It Really Someone Else?
There was a Â 17 year old boy who was a very normal teenage boy who was accused of something that was just atroucious. Â In an exclusive interview with "20/20," the Bandy family reveals how the world as they knew it came crumbling down, and how Matthew's life has since changed.
About 2 years ago, police officers came to the home of this boy charging him with possession of child pornography. Â What is so weird about this is that he admitted to viewing adult pornography, but not those of children. He had gotten a website from a friend at school and decided to take a peak at pictures like you would find in a Playboy magazine. Â He only looked at photos, but never downloaded any of them.
According to the warrant, nine images of young girls in suggestive poses were found on the Bandy family computer. Yahoo monitors chat rooms for suspicious content and reported that child porn was uploaded from the computer at the Bandys' home address. Â He faces up to 10 years in prisonÂ perÂ picture that was on his computer,Â for a total of 90 years in prison.
What is worse is this is something that could happen to anyone anywhere. Â The computer has accessed a Yahoo account where there was child pornography. Â If this kid did not put the pics there.. then how did they get there you ask. Â A computer forensic expert was asked and this is what was said "If you have an Internet connection, high speed, through, let's say, your cable company, or through the phone company, that computer is always on, and basically you have an open doorway to the outside," Loehrs said. "So the home user has no idea who's coming into their computer." Â Loehrs went into the Bandys' computer and what she found could frighten any parent â€” more than 200 infected files, so-called backdoors that allowed hackers to access the family computer from remote locations, no where near Matthew's house. "They could be on your computer and you'd never know it," she said.
Under even under the strictest rules and the strictest security, your computer is vulnerable.
Â How do you protect your computer?..
Â 20/20 left a link on how to protect your computer from things like this.. here is the link. http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2791407&page=1