Child Pornography Case of the United States of America vs. Mark Albert Rettenmaier

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Child Pornography Case of the United States of America vs. Mark Albert Rettenmaier

January 09, 2017 - 17:32
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A very unusual case of an Orange County doctor charged with child pornography when a Best Buy employee found a image of an underaged female on Dr. Rettenmaier hard drive. 

Mark A. Rettenmaier is a surgeon and a physician in Orange County and did not realize that in 2011 when his computer was not able to boot that he would endup loosing his freedom.

Mar took his computer to Geek Squad for a repair. The tech servicing the doctors computer found an image of a nude, prepubescent female on her hands and knees on a bed.

The technician then contacted FBI as the image met the definition of child pornography known as "Jenny" shots. The hard drive was seized and child pornography charges were filed.

There are so many issues with this case including a rumor that Best Buy knowingly employes FBI agents and offers compensation for tips. Another issue, is that the suspected "Jenny" shot found on the doctors computer was located on unallocated "trash" space

On January 9th, 2017 Best Buy released an official statement on this issue:

To be clear, our agents unintentionally find child pornography as they try to make the repairs the customer is paying for. They are not looking for it. Our policies prohibit agents from doing anything other than what is necessary to solve the customer’s problem so that we can maintain their privacy and keep up with the volume of repairs.

Read the full article on OC Weekly.