Man Arrested After Cat Finds Child Porn Stash
AUSTIN — They say curiosity killed the cat — but one Texan feline's exploration of its new home helped uncover a huge stash of child porn.
The cat was snooping around its new flat in Austin, Texas, when it came across a gap in the wall.
The woman who owns the cat remarked on it to a friend, who put his hand into the gap and found a number of DVDs apparently hidden by the apartment's previous owner.
She took the discs to the police who discovered they contained child porn.
Officers tracked them to Luis Jimenez, who had moved out of the apartment some time earlier.
They say he probably forgot about the discs when he moved from the house.
Jimenez, 24, has been charged with possession of child pornography and was being held on $40,000 bail. Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000. There was no attorney listed in Jimenez's jail file Friday.
Eh, I dunno. I think he has a pretty good defense lined up if he just claims that the child porn belonged to the cat. After all, we all know cats are capable of something like that and it was the cat that 'found' the stash. If possession is 9/10ths of the law, then it should work in this case too, no?
Now, I'm not suggesting that the cat actually made the videos, at least not until their evil breeding program manages to achieve opposable thumbs, but it might have hoarded a stash of it in order to frame innocent people. People report that their cats bring them dead animals after all, no doubt hoping the ASPCA will find out and think that the humans killed whatever it is, so I don't think it's a huge stretch that they might sneak into your home and leave child porn lying around. It's just another reason to remain vigillant and check your dvd's regularly and make sure fluffy hasn't added something to the pile.