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Child porn convictions against grandfather affirmed

A man accused of taking pornographic pictures of his granddaughter and adding them to an extensive collection of violent child pornography cannot succeed on his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel because he failed to prove he would not have pleaded guilty had his counsel made him aware of alternative defenses, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

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Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools

The suicide of an honor-roll student underscored a dilemma for schools when confronting students suspected of recording and sharing sexual images: Should school officials wait until parents arrive to pose questions and search cellphones for illicit photos or video? Or do they, as de facto parents, have the authority to investigate crimes that might include child pornography?

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