After six hours of deliberation, a South Dakota jury found attorney Leo Flynn not guilty on child pornography charges. The 62-year-old lawyer was known to take on sex offenders as a main part of his practice and according to the defense, that is how an innocent man got caught up in a child exploitation and porn investigation.
Leo Flynn was charged with two counts of distribution and one count each for receipt, possession and access with intent to view child pornography, reports the Argus Leader. Flynn's defense team convinced the jury that Flynn had a professional, not a personal interest in the images which he viewed in order to advise clients. Evidence against Flynn was found in 2009, when area Internet Crimes Against Children detectives downloaded videos from Flynn's computer using the file-sharing software Limewire. Flynn later said he was not aware that Limewire would automatically share files.