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Army National Guard officer arrested on child pornography charges

LAST UPDATED: 12:05 p.m. HST, Dec 19, 2012

An Army National Guard captain was arrested today by U.S. marshals for alleged possession of child pornography and will be extradited to Missouri.

Darrin J. Taylor, 47, is being held in the Honolulu Police Department cell block on an arrest warrant that was issued in the Circuit Court of Christian County, Mo., charging him with two class C felony counts of possession of child pornography in the first degree. The alleged possession occurred on or about Oct. 28, 2010. 

Officers from the U.S. marshals, Hawaii State sheriff deputies and U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agents arrested Taylor at his home in the 300 block of Gemini Avenue in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. 

With Taylor was a 16-month-old child who is believed to be Taylor’s son. The child was turned over to Taylor’s spouse, who was at work at the time. 

The U.S. Marshals task force said Taylor relocated to Honolulu in August. He is being held on two bonds of $10,000 each. 

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false wrote:
What are these people thinking? Children. What the h---.
on December 19,2012 | 10:43AM
daniwitz13 wrote:
This article does NOT give many details to go on. NOT that I need to but because I should. It is Criminal to punish anyone for possession or looking at an image no matter what the subject. The High Court erred (to me) to select just ONE subject to outlaw. This for one is discriminating. One should have the FREEDOM to view anything one wants to view This is NOT an advocacy for it or an approval of it, but a Freedom issue. It is a personal Right with freedoms attached. An image cannot reach out and hurt anyone. An image is NOT physical, it is what an individual mind sees. The law is skewed in such a way that the Image could be buried 6 feet underground in a trunk and be deemed 'possession' and go to jail not even looking at it. This is a bad and illogical Law. Freedoms be damned. Pity.
on December 19,2012 | 11:13AM
Kokoy wrote:
You are nuts. This guy is accused of looking at images of children in abusive situations, contributing to the market of exploitation of these children who have NO choice in participating in these types of photos, unlike consenting adults. You are a sick person and I hope that you are investigated by the FBI.
on December 19,2012 | 05:36PM
daniwitz13 wrote:
You are misreading the what the story says. He is arrested for alleged "possession". He is charged for "looking" at Child Pornography. I don't know if the Law or you can prove that a person that looks at an image is contributing to the making of it. If by advocating Personal Freedom and personal Privacy is sick, you're welcome. i would say that the person that believes that a person should be punished for looking at an "image' is much sicker. What would you do if one of your family that you know and trust sent you an email with a file to click on. You open it and it is Child Porn. It is now in your Computer and just if someone simply mentions that they "think" you have Child Porn and they take your Computer. Then charge you for Possession, What would you say then? Hooray, they got me. Pity. .
on December 19,2012 | 06:29PM
I don't think they were looking at his personal computer at home, he probably had it on his computer at work. All military computers are monitored on all bases. He used the wrong computer is all.
on December 19,2012 | 09:43PM
allie wrote:
on December 19,2012 | 11:14AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
If it turns out this man is guilty, I hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law. In fact, I would like to see these sort of offenses become capital crimes.

But if he is innocent of these charges, I hope the Star-Advertiser is as enthusiastic in clearing his name and restoring his reputation.
on December 19,2012 | 11:15AM
Mythman wrote:
Hackers can plant porno on your hard drive without you knowing it then arrange for you to be busted - this is becoming common.
on December 19,2012 | 11:37AM
false wrote:
Sure has a big smile in his mug shot. Makes me wonder what's going on behind it.
on December 19,2012 | 12:54PM
cojef wrote:
Sad, he is father of a child. Guess, the human brain has many flaws pertaining to sexual gratifications.
on December 19,2012 | 02:41PM
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