Un barbat de 74 de ani din statul american Kansas a colecĹŁionat peste 3 milioane de fotografii pornografice cu minori si a facut schimb de astfel de imagini pe internet, a anunĹŁat miercuri un procuror. Donald Schmidt, din Wichita, Kansas, a pledat vinovat luni pentru posesie de imagini pornografice cu minori si pentru difuzarea unor astfel de fotografii pe internet.
Politia din Wichita a efectuat o perchezitie la locuinta suspectului, unde a gasit doua computere si mai multe cutii continand numeroase CD-uri si DVD-uri.
Schmidt a recunoscut ca, pe langa distribuire, a vorbit pe internet despre molestarea unor minori.
Americanul risca o condamnare de cinci pana la 20 de ani si o amenda de pana la 250.000 de dolari pentru distribuire si zece ani de inchisoare si o alta amenda in acelasi cuantum pentru posesie.
The incident sparked fears for the 85-year-old’s health but a spokesman for Mr Carter later said he was “resting comfortably” and would resume a tour to promote his book later this week.
Unconfirmed reports suggested the former president had suffered from a bout of air sickness.
He was on a commercial Delta airline flight to Cleveland, Ohio for an event at a book shop to promote his “White House Diary.”
A message was sent from the plane that a passenger was unwell and, when it landed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the former president was taken off the plane by a medical team. He was then taken to MetroHealth Medical Centre for treatment.
Mr Carter served as US president from 1977 to 1981. He is due to celebrate his 86th birthday on Friday.
Since leaving the presidency he has been active in international diplomacy, particularly in intervening on behalf of Americans detained abroad and as an observer of foreign elections.
HONG KONG — Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, criticized for her lack of foreign policy experience, emerged in Asia on Wednesday to share her views from “Main Street U.S.A.” with a group of high-flying global investors.
In her first trip to the region, the former Alaska governor addressed an annual conference of investors in Hong Kong in what was billed as a wide-ranging talk about governance, economics and U.S. and Asian affairs.
Two US delegates left early, according to AFP, with one saying “it was awful, we couldn’t stand it any longer.” He declined to be identified.
“I’m going to call it like I see it and I will share with you candidly a view right from Main Street, Main Street U.S.A.,” Palin told a room full of asset managers and other finance professionals, according to a video of part of the speech obtained by The Associated Press. “And how perhaps my view of Main Street … how that affects you and your business.”
Palin spoke out against government intervention in the economy. “We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place,” Palin said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We’re not interested in government fixes, we’re interested in freedom,” she added.
She also praised the conservative economic policies of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, according to another attendee who declined to be named because he didn’t want to be seen as speaking on behalf of his company.
She claimed that if taxes were cut and the capital gains tax and estate tax eliminated, the world would “watch the U.S. economy roar back to life.”