CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court has upheld the child porn conviction of a Casper man who says a computer virus allowed his computer to be infected with illegal images.
A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver this week affirmed Nathaniel Solon's November 2008 conviction for possession and attempted receipt of child pornography.
Solon is serving a six year prison sentence. He argued in his appeal that the government denied him the rights to a complete defense and a speedy trial.
Solon also argued that his case was damaged by Judge Clarence Brimmer's decision to leave the courtroom for six minutes during closing arguments by Solon's defense attorney.
One of the appellate judges issued a dissenting opinion. Solon's attorney plans to ask the full 10th Circuit Court to review the appeal.
Read more about this in Saturday's Casper Star-Tribune.