David Andrew Lewis, Child Pornography Felon, Enjoys Secrecy Granted By Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney

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Huh? Government approved child porn offender secrecy?
Orange County's David Andrew Lewis enjoys a bizarre, special privilege few child pornography offenders ever get: the right to near absolute secrecy from public knowledge about his crimes.

Mass murders, rapists, burglars, organized crime bosses, arsonists, vandals, thieves, polluters, kidnappers, drug smugglers and swindlers all regularly have their cases processed in near full public view--especially details of the specific, criminal allegations.

That practice normally even holds true for individuals who violate child pornography laws, except--thanks to U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney--oddly not in Lewis' case.

Here's the only glimpse Carney is willing to share with the public: A federal grand jury indicted Lewis on child pornography possession charges in April 2006.

Judge Carney's move--sealing every single case document filed during the last six years--helped insure that no journalist could alert the public to Lewis or his crimes.

The only official explanation provided to anyone who asks to inspect the court records is a generic, puzzling excuse about Lewis' privacy rights.

Is Lewis a teacher, priest, youth sports coach, elementary school janitor, bus driver, father, Sunday school counselor, massage therapist, candy store clerk or a babysitter?

Is he a politically connected person?

Did he take secret, obscene pictures of kids he knows?

Thanks to the judge, I can't answer any of those questions.

Carney was willing to let the public know that in Feb. 2007, he sentenced Lewis to a term of 51 months in prison and 10 years of federal probation.

Last month, Lewis--who was born in 1968--apparently violated the mysterious terms of his supervised release by committing a new, secret crime and got arrested by an unknown law enforcement agency.

What is the new crime? Where and when was his new crime committed? Did the alleged latest offense physically jeopardize children? Is it helpful that nobody knows this man is a potential danger?

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Sadly, Carney--appointed for a life term by President George W. Bush and thus immune from public accountability--has officially deemed answers to all those questions none of our community's business.

Lewis is presently in federal custody inside the Santa Ana City Jail.

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efightgoodfight
efightgoodfight

I don't know where you get your information about "immune from public accountability," because you are absolutely wrong.  Judge Carney must abide by his Article III oath and may be removed by an impeachment process that is initiated by someone in the public and then proceeds to the legislative body.  Why would you write such a thing? You're either too lazy to look things up or want your readers to believe your intentionally false statements.  Either way, it is irresponsible reporting.  

 

If what you were saying were true, Judge Cormac J. Carney, Judge David O. Carter, Judge Dolly M. Gee, Judge Josephine S. Tucker, and Magistrate Sheri N. Pym would not be required by the U.S. Supreme Court to respond to my Petition for a Writ of Certiorari.  On July 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court sent notice of certiorari to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Erin K. Baldwin v. Central District Court of California, U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 12-5413.  

 

You can read the Petition here:   http://en.calameo.com/read/001447105f711b1f50546  and the Notice of Certiorari here:http://en.calameo.com/read/00144710532b817c6f094 

 

Erin K. Baldwin

 

CRIMECONCERNS
CRIMECONCERNS

This is very strange.... please keep us updated. Thanks again to the OC Weekly!

thhu
thhu

Check the Texas Youth Prison scandal.

dantsea
dantsea

 @thhu The ages don't match up. The David Andrew Lewis mentioned in the Texas Youth Prison case was 23 in 2007, while Moxley's subject was born in 1968, which would've made him 38 or 39. 

thhu
thhu

Yeah, but that DAL would be 28 now. My guess is that its more likely that the bio is off by a decade on one end or the other than it is that there were two David Andrew Lewises 10 years apart in age convicted of child sex abuse issues at the same time.

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