Man sentenced to three years in prison for photographing boy



An Illinois man who asked a 10-year-old boy to pose in a “catcher’s stance” while he snapped a photo was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.

In issuing the sentence, the judge pointed out that this same man was arrested for disorderly conduct last year for photographing children playing baseball.

Prosecutors pointed out that Cortez Lewis was also carrying pornography as well as “drawings depicting children” in his backpack during his most recent arrest when he was charged with “unlawful restraint”, which carries a maximum sentence of three years.

However, it was not child pornography and drawings depicting children could just as well be comic strips for all we know.

While the sentencing will be sure to arouse cheers from many righteous Americans, we need to take a hard look at the evidence in this case.

Or more specifically, lack of evidence.

For all we know, this guy could be a huge baseball fan.

Update on my computer issues: I’ve determined that my ISP has been blocking my site because the only way I can access it from home is through a proxy. However, on a proxy I am very limited as to what I can do. For example, I am unable to link stories to certain keywords, so here is the link leading the news story which I sourced for this post. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=296699#storycomments

Today, I’m supposed to receive my DSL router which will enable me to switch ISP companies.



An Illinois man who asked a 10-year-old boy to pose in a “catcher’s stance” while he snapped a photo was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.

In issuing the sentence, the judge pointed out that this same man was arrested for disorderly conduct last year for photographing children playing baseball.

Prosecutors pointed out that Cortez Lewis was also carrying pornography as well as “drawings depicting children” in his backpack during his most recent arrest when he was charged with “unlawful restraint”, which carries a maximum sentence of three years.

However, it was not child pornography and drawings depicting children could just as well be comic strips for all we know.

While the sentencing will be sure to arouse cheers from many righteous Americans, we need to take a hard look at the evidence in this case.

Or more specifically, lack of evidence.

For all we know, this guy could be a huge baseball fan.

Update on my computer issues: I’ve determined that my ISP has been blocking my site because the only way I can access it from home is through a proxy. However, on a proxy I am very limited as to what I can do. For example, I am unable to link stories to certain keywords, so here is the link leading the news story which I sourced for this post. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=296699#storycomments

Today, I’m supposed to receive my DSL router which will enable me to switch ISP companies.

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Editor-in-Chief Carlos Miller spent a decade covering the cop beat for various newspapers in the Southwest before returning to his hometown Miami and launching Photography is Not a Crime aka PINAC News in 2007. He also published a book, The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which is available on Amazon.

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