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Invalid search nixes child porn case

Felony charges against a registered sex offender have been dismissed on technical grounds after a federal judge ruled that the search warrant used to find hundreds of images of child pornography on the suspect’s computer was invalid. 

Andrew V. Davis, 34, of Deer Park, faced at least 15 years in federal prison if convicted, but U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush concluded that police failed to disclose when seeking the search warrant that key information came from a girl who had lied to detectives in other cases.

By throwing out the search warrant, it rendered the evidence against Davis inadmissible.

“Of course he is relieved that the case was dismissed,” said Davis’s defense lawyer, Aaron Rasmussen. “It’s embarrassing because of the nature of the charges.”

Read the rest of Tom Clouse's story here.

Past coverage:

Feb. 18: Sex offender faces child porn charges

Sex offender faces child porn charges

A registered sex offender is accused of receiving child pornography over the Internet. 

Andrew Vaughn Davis, 34, was arrested Thursday in Deer Park after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The charges carry sentences of 15 to 40 years and 10 to 20 years in prison.

Davis is a level 2 sex offender after being convicted of two counts of third-degree child rape in Thurston County in 1998. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison.

The new charges allege he received child pornography over the Internet from Sept. 9, 2005, to Nov. 19, 2008, when investigators found more than 600 sexually explicit images of children on computers at his Deer Park home.

Davis is being held without bail at the Spokane County Jail.

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