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California Deputy AG, Son of Watergate Figure, Charged With Child Porn

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Raymond Liddy was 13 when his father was granted parole for his role in Watergate. (AP)

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 02:56 PM

A California deputy attorney general has been charged with possessing child pornography at his San Diego County home following a months-long investigation, according to court records and local media.

Raymond Liddy, 53, was arrested at his home in the resort city of Coronado, California, on Tuesday and accused of owning images that appeared to depict minors under age 12 engaging in sexual acts, court records showed.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, which first reported the case, said Liddy pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court for the Southern District of California. The attorney general's office said it was aware of the matter and that Liddy had been placed on administrative leave.

An attorney for Liddy did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday.

Court records showed Judge Jan Adler released Liddy on a $100,000 bond and ordered him to be placed under house arrest.

The investigation began in January after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received tips from an unnamed electronic service provider that a user had allegedly uploaded images of child pornography, court documents said.

Helped by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children multi-agency task force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, officials said they identified Liddy as the suspect in June. Liddy is the son of G. Gordon Liddy, the former FBI agent best known for his role in the 1972 Watergate break-in.

The deputy attorney general, who portrayed himself online as a 48-year-old married man with children, told investigators in July that he would talk about "sexual fantasies" with individuals on the internet, and that he often saved sexual images, according to court records.

He told investigators he deleted those images afterward, but may also have forwarded some, court records showed. Numerous images depicting minors engaged in sexual acts were found on a computer and a thumb drive at his home, the records showed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug 8. 

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