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Presumed innocent?

Good evening, Netizens...

I'm going to tiptoe into perhaps what might be considered dangerous territory this evening.

I have been closely following the case involving Todd Chism, a Spokane EMT who once stood accused of purchasing and possessing child pornography. On January 29th, 2008, the Washington State Patrol's Missing and Exploited Children Task Force obtained a search warrant and searched Chism's Nine Mile Falls home. At that time, he was arrested, and held overnight in the Spokane County Jail.

Today the Stevens County Prosecutor announced that absolutely no child pornography was found on either Chism's work or home computers, and that no criminal charges would be filed against him.

So where does that leave this story now?

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