Choking man found unconscious with child porn on his computer screen can’t evade jail term

A Carlisle, Pennsylvania man who was found unconscious in his home after choking  as child pornography scrolled across his computer screen can’t have his conviction thrown out.

Choking man found unconscious as child porn scrolled on his computer can't evade jail term
Daniel Smyser

A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel ruled that evidence supports 49-year-old Daniel Smyser’s conviction and one- to two-year county prison term.

PennLive.com reports crews rushed to Smyser’s Carlisle home in August 2015 in response to a 911 call from someone making choking sounds.

They found Smyser unconscious on the floor in his underwear. His computer was connected to a child porn chat room full of images.

When he awoke at a hospital, he claimed enemies planted the images on his computer.

At his nonjury trial in June 2017, his daughter and sister testified Smyser lacked the know-how to download them.

A county judge disagreed and convicted him of child porn possession.

Associated Press

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