Woman guilty of downloading porn to frame husband

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Updated: 8/21 9:10 am

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman faces up to nine years in prison for downloading child pornography in an attempt to frame her estranged husband.

An Indiana County jury on Wednesday convicted 43-year-old Meri Jane Woods, of Clymer.

District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer and took it to the state police last August, then blamed Matthew Woods for the material.

But when police examined time stamps on the images, they determined they were downloaded from Aug. 11-14, 2013 — more than two weeks after Woods had her husband kicked out of their home with a protection-from-abuse order.

Woods' attorney had argued the time stamps were unreliable.

The Indiana Gazette says Woods will be sentenced Dec. 15. She may also have to register as a Megan's Law offender.

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Information from: The Indiana Gazette, http://www.indianagazette.com

 

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