Another day, another corrupt lawmaker has been arrested and charged for breaking the law.
But this one case is particularly disturbing for a variety of reasons.
As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Raymond Liddy was convicted Friday afternoon of possessing child pornography.
Liddy — a former California state prosecutor, top Democratic, and son of Watergate break-in organizer Gordon Liddy — could face up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on May 1.
Since being arrested in 2017, Liddy had been free on bond.
FBI agents searched his home in the San Diego Bay resort city of Coronado after an Internet service provider contacted a national tip line to report a user had uploaded child pornography images.
Investigators traced the information to a computer at Liddy’s home.
The search turned up an external hard drive and two thumb drives that each contained child pornography images.
Liddy told agents when he was questioned that he used a screen name and login into view pornography online, shared sexual fantasies online and might have inadvertently viewed or downloaded child pornography, but said he would delete it.
Liddy had been a state prosecutor since 2008.
After his arrest, the state attorney general’s office placed him on administrative leave and said Wednesday that he had stopped working there in November 2017.
As shocking as this sounds, this is the second time in the past month that a Democrat has been arrested on child pornography charges.
Pennsylvania State Sen. Mike Folmer resigned from office last month after federal officials arrested him for uploading nude images of an underage girl on the Internet.
Folmer used the social media website Tumbler to upload at least one image of a young girl who was reportedly performing a sex act.
When Tumblr officials became aware of the image, they contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Soon after that, Folmer was arrested by local police.
During his appearance in court, prosecutors stated that Folmer uploaded the image himself to the website back in 2017.
Prosecutors also say police found two more images on Folmer’s computer that allegedly show child pornography.
He’s been charged with three counts of child pornography and one count of criminal use in a communication facility.
Seems like corrupt officials, mostly Democrats, have been charged and arrested lately.
Below are just a few examples:
— A Democratic mayor has been charged with seven counts of bribery, one count of conspiring to commit bribery, and 18 counts of wire fraud. He could be sentenced to 520 years in federal prison.
–Democrat mayor was arrested at his home after accepting a $5,000 bribe from federal agents.
–A Democratic district judge was arrested and charged with taking bribes from an informant.
–A Democratic representative was arrested and charged after impersonating a police officer and trying to buy cocaine while driving under the influence.