Q: What led you to Mr. Wahl’s residence?
A: Previously that summer I had downloaded child
pornography files from an IP address that tied back to
Q: Okay. How many IP addresses did you download
A I believe two.
Q And they both tied back to Mr. Wahl’s residence?
A Yes, ma’am.
Q: Speaking specifically of the IP address that is
associated with Mr. Wahl’s residence, how many files
did you download from that IP address?
A Approximately 18.
Q What did you do with the files once you downloaded
A I submitted them to the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children to identify any possible
known victims that they have identified in their work.
Q Do you recognize that exhibit?
A I do.
Q What is it?
A It is an image of a young girl exposing her
Q: And then you said you also were testing the
Internet. What exactly were you doing?
A I used my iPhone to pick up any Wi-Fi right in
front of his residence to see if there was some that
were open or if they were locked down.
Q Were you able to pick up Wi-Fi signals outside of
Mr. Wahl’s residence?
A I was.
Q Okay. And what was the status of those?
A The status of that, it was locked.
Q And what does it mean for Internet access?
A It’s password protected.
Q: How did you determine which equipment to seize?
A I had a computer expert with us who is in
forensics. I had him go through and preview, and
whatever he previewed and found child pornography on we
seized. Or if he could not preview it, then we seized
that as well to be sure.
Q You were asked many questions about an open
hotspot. If someone was highjacking a hotspot to share
child pornography, would that child pornography end up
on hard drives at Mr. Wahl’s house?
Lawyer: Objection, Your Honor, as to
the expertise. That’s something that the experts need
THE COURT: I’ll let him answer.
Go ahead based on what you know.
A Based on what I know, I don’t believe so.