Motion to suppress statements denied in pornography case

April 06, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Carroll County Circuit Court judge denied a motion yesterday to suppress tape-recorded statements by a former Westminster man accused of soliciting two boys for pornographic pictures and videos last year.

Judge Michael M. Galloway rejected arguments that William Russell Williams, 45, of Sykesville failed to understand his rights to have a lawyer present during questioning and that police had induced him to talk to them by promising that he could leave as soon as he cooperated.

The charges allege that two boys, then 14 and 15, were enticed to take nude pictures and videos of themselves in October for an Internet pornography site. Williams also is accused of possessing child pornography. One of the boys is alleged to have been sexually abused.

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