California Deputy Attorney General Raymond Liddy has been charged with possessing child pornography following an extensive, months-long investigation.

According to Reuters, Liddy, the 53-year-old son of Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy, was arrested at his home in Coronado, California on Tuesday.

He stands accused of possessing images depicting minors under the age of 12 in sexual situations.

According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the investigation began when an electronic service provider tipped the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children off in January about the distribution of child pornography.

That was followed by another tip about a month later, which ultimately led to the information being passed along to the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which was able to trace the activity to a home in Coronado.

According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, two FBI agents and a task force officer subsequently interviewed Liddy on Tuesday. He reportedly admitted to distributing the pornography but claimed that most of the images were of adults, while some may have been of children.

Authorities subsequently obtained a warrant to search Liddy’s home and found, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune, “numerous photographs on a computer and thumbdrive of minors engaged in sexual conduct.”

One of those images reportedly showed a nude girl blindfolded and tied up.

CBS 8 quotes Liddy’s lawyer Knut Johnson as stating “he is a wonderful person.”

“He is universally loved by a lot of different people who expressed that to me and he is a terrific human being,” Johnson added.

“He has pled not guilty,” Johnson stated, of his client. “This is the very beginning of the case and then we will get to the end and figure out what it is all about.”

CBS 8 further quotes a spokesperson for the California Attorney General as stating that the office is aware of the charges against Liddy and has placed him on administrative time off.

Reuters reports that Liddy is due back in court next month.

Sources:
CBS 8
Reuters
The San Diego Union-Tribune

  • fishydude

    Suicide watch for him. As he is likely involved with various pervs in DC plus the party elite in CA.

    • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

      saddens me as a conservative to have to inform you …he is a Republican but his is a RINO so …he does really count and I am glad he was found out…all perverts need to die!

      • fishydude

        No real Republican gets to that level in the CA AG OFFICE.

        • Alec Horne

          Good point.

          • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

            he is a rino…..he is in a the Fascist State of California and no way if he was loyal to the party he would be there…I could be wrong. He is a RINO.

          • Smokey

            So, no republicans live in California?

        • Pulseguy

          I agree. I don’t believe he is a conservative.

          • gypsyexpat

            I actually do believe he is a conservative. He certainly claims to be.

        • Pulseguy

          Unless…..a lot are involved in child porn and he is part of the club that is more important to them than party allegiance?

        • harlan leys

          ‘real Republican’ reads rather ridiculous.

      • harlan leys

        Why?

  • bunghole

    Knut Johnson, not a name you want to misspell.

    • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

      lollllllllllllllllllllllllllll good one!

  • westcoaster

    Throw. The. Book. At. Him. It is obvious “what this is all about”. Grown men do not have pictures of children bound and gagged in their possession unless they are perverts.

    • Linda

      Exactally Wesrcoaster !!!

  • pixiejean

    Right because wonderful people are pedophiles, NOT! Lock the degenerate up and torture him mercilessly, may he suffer the most horrendous and painful death.

    • Anthony Mxyzptlk

      Totally unnecessary, even aside from the problem of the Eighth Amendment prohibition. A high percentage of prison inmates were abused as children, and some of them tend to take it out on child abusers in their midst.

      • harlan leys

        The Eighth Amendment may be taken with a particularly pungent pinch of smelling salts. In practice, perverse punishment for petty crimes is a US speciality. And putting teenage murderers on death row for a decade or two before killing them seems pretty cruel punishment.

    • gypsyexpat

      Perhaps, just perhaps, he was molested as a child, himself. Something to think about…

    • harlan leys

      For peeking at pics?

      • June Maulfair

        Was he just peeking? No, he was distributing them to other people, that’s how he was caught. Where did he get them? Was he involved with taking the pictures and abusing the children? The article doesn’t answer those questions.

        • harlan leys

          Those are fair points. However, according to the charge sheet, they’ve yet to suggest more sinister involvement on his part. Maybe they’re covering up for one of their own?

  • Tony Sivadge

    He’s a Demoncrat, so he’ll probably blame Russia.

    • tbrec63387

      AND Trump. He’ll just say that these pics are his equivalent to a coloring book. Instead of a crayon in hand (cough).

      • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

        Actually MY PRESIDENT, has been out in force to bring down all child porn , perverts, molesters, etc, like never before in history…fyi…he maybe a Republican but its what we conservatives call a RINO…Republican in Name Only…he is not one of us …he is another pervert that manage to get through the system and I for one am glad he is going to be prosecuted to the full extend of the law as I am sure my president who is DRAINING THE SWAMP AND THAT INCLUDES EVERYONE IS DOING!

        • harlan leys

          WIth the strings his position enables him to pull, that seems more like wishful thinking.

      • findthetruth808

        Figures. A socialist / communist liberal muslim lover would somehow find a way to blame Trump. Such a looser you are.

        • Terrible Teddy

          you went to school? it’s LOSER!

          • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

            your still a looooooooooooooooooooooooooossssssssssssser!

          • gypsyexpat

            That would be “You’re” as in “you are”.

          • Terrible Teddy

            no, now we have the ‘your’ thing!

      • Maureen Cooper

        grow up

    • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

      sadly as a conservative it pains me to have to tell you , he is a republican!

      • Alec Horne

        All the more reason to take him down. We don’t need people like this in our ranks.

        • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

          absolutely! we dont need trash in the party…he is probably a rino!

          • Jared Green

            They’re all trash since 1860. We keep drinking the Kool aid.

          • gadsdengurl

            We don’t need trash I agree.. so why are you reading this website? LOL

        • Vinny Smith

          you are blind pedophelia runs rampant thru both parties, our local state and federal govts, judicial and law enforcement are completely saturated by this satanic sickness.

          • Alec Horne

            You don’t need to insult me with your accusation of being blind. Perhaps a better approach would to provide a suggestion as to what could be done.

      • Dre Konrad

        Meanwhile democrats will eventually become successful in normalizing pedophilia as a legitimate orientation.

        • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

          Not while there are decent conservatives that love this country! but if it were left up to them, yes I believe they would.

          • gypsyexpat

            Are you insane? Decent people – who are Republicans or Democrats to not believe it’s right to have sex with underage girls or boys.

        • gypsyexpat

          Trump is the one who was having sex with underage girls. It doesn’t seem to be a Democrat/Republican thing – but a “man” thing.

          • ShihTzuHappens~

            THAT is an outright lie. I’ll never believe the garbage the left spews to get the attention off of all they’re doing wrong.

          • gypsyexpat

            You don’t have to believe me. Trump himself will show you.

          • Ocea B. Rice

            Darkness always uses their sin to objectify others, it is sin’s protocol to accuse others of what darkness has been doing from the beginning… Lying!

          • Magician

            You ARE a nutcase.

          • Paul Booth

            Projecting tonight are we?

          • gypsyexpat

            Projecting? About men or about Trump?

          • lucy b

            No “man” is taking advantage of underage girls . A real man acts like one.

          • Franks Trate Writes

            You are repeating the slanders of a failed Clinton election campaign.

          • Magician

            Excuse me? And where is your proof – or even the souce of that malicious and baseless remark? Was it done to you? sounds like you could use some therapy, since you attribute pedophilia to all men . . . Sad.

        • gadsdengurl

          You mean like the ones on the alt right?

        • css

          Democrats do not want to normalize pedophilia.

        • Franks Trate Writes

          Yes, the Obama/Clinton administration was completely bought by the LGBT which is intent on legalizing pedophilia. It’s always had that agenda and has rarely even bothered to deny it. Along with polyamory and the whole circus.

      • Grace656

        Then I want him to fry twice!

        • Nancy Graciela Pippo Ruggeri

          absolutely! we dont need trash in the party…he is probably a rino! I say hook up the electrodes up to his balls and fry away!

          • harlan leys

            If that’s what people who peek at pics get punished with, they might as well engage in actual abuse, as they’re punishment could hardly be much worse.

          • Ocea B. Rice

            You’re demonic. . . actually brutalising a child in your opinion is equal to viewing smut? U R Deranged! Everyone gets what they got coming to them… Yours is most horrific. . . painful darkness that never ends, and is eternal torture. . . this is NOT dependent on your belief system… IT IS AN ETERNAL FACT… ONE CREATED ALL OF US, AND ONE WILL JUDGE ALL OF US… YOUR TERRIFYING DARKNESS HASN’T EVEN BEGUN TO REGISTER ON YOUR SOUL; YET!

          • harlan leys

            It’s people and current laws that penalise viewing smut who are equating it with actual abuse. In fact, maximum sentences in many States for child porn possession are higher than for raping a child!

          • lucy b

            Wow you certainly are a special kind of sick . Why just look when a couple a years more you can do more . SMFH Hope you don’t have children or access to them. You have a very dark soul.

          • harlan leys

            Where child porn was legalised, child abuse rates went down.

          • Barbara Washington

            It’s the people who “peek at pix” that fuel the demand and absolutely NO one is innocently involved in child porn.
            I want the death penalty for pedophiles.

          • harlan leys

            It’s a niche market, and the potential risk of production make it cost prohibitive. What actually happens is that perverts produce such porn for their own pleasure, and out of compulsion. They are the sickos and psychos; they are and should be held 100% responsible.

            War imagery, violent imagery in general: are all massively more popular than child porn. Perhaps all violent imagery should be criminalised and anyone who views it, imprisoned? Or if they view a murder, executed for fueling the demand for murderous violence?

            Everyone who makes, distributes, advertises and sells liquor should be imprisoned for killing alcoholics? Gun dealers, for killing shooting victims? Tobacco producers for causing lung cancer?

          • Ocea B. Rice

            My friend, your argument is 100% demented, (all the products mentioned), mankind could live without. Although just viewers, of pollution, often times become perpetrators; because one seeks what their soul craves, and then becomes like that which they gaze upon. . . do the research. . . I pray in Messiah’s presence you escape. . . LORD, lead this one in your way of perfect forgiveness, and give him, and his family perfect peace; IN YOUR DELIVERING NAME. . . THANK YOU LORD, INDEED, THANK YOU LORD!

          • harlan leys

            On that line of thinking, humanity can certainly live without the single most violent and violence inspiring book ever written: the Old Testament.

      • hubbabubbler

        Both parties are immersed in this shit. The first Bush administration had under age male prostitutes visiting the White House after hours. I think Dan Rather did an expose on the story. It was brushed under as if it wasn’t newsworthy and scandalous.

      • gadsdengurl

        But MILO isn’t and has his own skeletons.. ahahahaha.

      • Nancy Anderson-Price

        HE’S A POLITICIAN, the sickness is on BOTH sides.

    • Stevin Johnson

      He’s a Californian, need we say more….

  • DVCap

    Sick bastard.

  • Chesapeake

    Does his lawyer need to be investigated?

  • Bryce Byerley

    hmmm….I didn’t know that San Diego was famous for it’s pizza.

  • tbrec63387

    “Liddy and has placed him on administrative time off.” = he’s still being paid. Will he have to pay the $ back after he’s convicted?

    Also When you think of the rampant child molestation in Hollywood … I’ll let you put 2+2 together.

    • harlan leys

      Molesters get away with it (‘cos Milo’s kept their IDs confidential? LoL) but voyeurs get busted?

    • gypsyexpat

      It seems to be rampant in the South as well. Perhaps it’s rampant everywhere and we need to start figuring out why this happens.

  • tbrec63387

    John Wayne Gasy was a clown that performed at neighborhood events … what’s their point? He’s a nice guy so he couldn’t do this?

    • Anthony Mxyzptlk

      If the defense lawyer makes that argument and introduces evidence to support it, the DA gets to introduce evidence that he is a sleazebag and/or has a reputation of being one. If this guy has any Anita Hills in his past, that could be a problem.

      • harlan leys

        His daddy is in his past; who’d be enough to drive anyone bonkers.

    • harlan leys

      At least Gacy only molested, tortured, raped and murdered teens. Liddy’s leered at at least one image of a prepubescent!

  • O T

    Part of Bill and Hillarys and the elite New Yorkers and Washingtonians pedophile ring perhaps?

    • gypsyexpat

      I’m not a Hillary or Bill fan, but No! Hillary and Bill are not part of a pedophile ring.

      • ShihTzuHappens~

        I don’t know where you get your so called information from but Bill and Hillary are both known pedophiles, who would be involved in the most elite of pedo rings if not part of recruiting the kids too.

        • ephena

          Yeah, no. They are not. Breitbart and Alex Jones are not credible sources, and any youtube video that has EXPOSED in the title is fantasy

  • Wax

    How do these scumbags look at little children as I can only imagine the lives they are living…and how terrible their conditions physically and mentally must be. This guy is a turd…how do you plead not guilty when they have hundreds of images of minors on his computer and thumb drive…sick f k.

    • harlan leys

      Just looking! WTF is wrong with that? Its the people abusing the kids who’re the scum.

      • Grace656

        Not the ones paying for and getting off on the misery of these kids? Wtf is wrong with you!?!?

        • harlan leys

          They’re fantasising. Sexual and violent fantasy is the bread and butter of entertainment.

          • Wax

            Nothing like being a sick fk that you are…you fit right in!!

          • harlan leys

            An entertainment industry free of sexual and violent imagery? Now that’s a fantasy!

          • Grace656

            You’re sick and in need of some serious help. Or you’ll end up where this guy is going. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest therapist that takes on cases of violent, sexual fantasies with children.

          • harlan leys

            As long as they remain fantasies, so what? Fantasy is a healthy part of human existence.

      • css

        If there wasn’t an audience of viewers, they would not be taking the pictures. Evil.

        • Smokey

          That’s not necessarily true. Pedophiles would still take pictures of their heinous acts. There would just be no market for distributing them.

  • Alec Horne

    8th paragraph: Who is Johnson? This article has been cut up and leaves out information.

    • Anthony Mxyzptlk

      “CBS 8 quotes Liddy’s lawyer Knut Johnson . . . ” right after the GIF video of President Clinton giving a thumbs-up.

      • Alec Horne

        I didn’t see that. I thought it was a caption and skimmed over it.

  • Terrible Teddy

    would it be possible to hack, then insert, these kinds of images?

  • Jim

    No surprise, California government is tolerating child pornography.

    • gypsyexpat

      First I heard that California was tolerating child pornography and I lived there for more than 20 years.

    • css

      So ridiculous.

      • Jim

        Of course it’s ridiculous, because I am using the same logic as “white privileged” and “rape culture”

        • ephena

          that is weapons-grade bonkers. There is nothing logical about connecting child porn in CA with privilege.

  • Sick piece of excrement, lock his a$$ up forever.

    • harlan leys

      For thought crime?

      • Joseph Zach

        maybe if the ‘thought crime’ is pedo porno’ then SURE. lock him right up. further investigate too. maybe there is more than just ‘thought crime’.

        • harlan leys

          If the images are of real kids, then every effort should be made to investigate and uncover the perps. Instead, as long as merely viewing (or accessing) images is a crime, law enforcement can and does take the easy option. That’s prosecuting the peepers at, rather than practitioners of, child abuse.

          Pedo porn should be treated as evidence of abuse, rather than as abuse.

      • It’s not just thought, he had the photos.

        • harlan leys

          So where’s the physical harm?

  • harlan leys

    Reality check; its just imagery. There’s millions of kids across the world being brutalised, starved, tortured, neglected, abused, abandoned, malnourished, and murdered. And Americans obsess about voyeurs? Get a grip.

    • Grace656

      And apparently he enjoys looking at pictures of those kids you listed. He’s not looking at cartoon pictures.

      • harlan leys

        Images of kids being sexually abused, yes. Whether they’re real or simulated remains to be seen (but justice in such cases rarely is seen to be done. The law conveniently, if compassionately, prevents it. Seeing the evidence can be a crime in itself).

    • Lyn Wright

      Voyeurs provide the market for kids to be sexually abused in pictures.

      • harlan leys

        Off loading blame is pathetic. People should be held accountable for their actions. People who sexually abuse kids on camera, create and cultivate a market for their perverse, puerile product.

        • css

          You wrote an awful lot of these replies. Do the cops need to check your computer?

          • harlan leys

            Of course!

      • Joseph Zach

        yep they pay the money to have the pedo porno. it is WHY this sort of porno is produced in the first place. high market value,

  • Adrian Valle

    Satyr

  • leslie silk

    Involvement in this debauchery disqualifies anyone from being “a terrific person”.

  • ClimateWhat

    Very nice well loved person or not – WTF is this? A nude girl blind folded and tied up? Was she a minor? pre-pubescent?

    Yea, a lot of serial killers are also described by their neighbors as quiet, polite etc. Sure as he!! does not make heinous criminal behavior acceptable.

  • David Lee Marson

    Democrat..? No wonder he wants california to secede from the union…..dont drop the soap in prison….

    • css

      No. Republican.

  • Paul Booth

    He was my commanding officer in Iraq. FUCK!

  • Nicole

    Nobody who possesses porn of 12 year olds and under is a good person. What the fuck? This world needs to get its shit together.

  • letsspendmore

    I guess he was taking the “freedom for sexual preference” to the max. Who would have thought?

  • “He is universally loved by a lot of people. But nobody more so than little children.”

  • cg

    pedophiles are disgusting …. he needs to be imprisoned for life…. and to think hi was a trusted atty general…. that makes this even more disgusting….

  • AnnaGraceS

    If this turd is a Republican like his father was then get him out of the GOP we don’t want turds like him in our party. Lock him up and throw away the key. I hope he is registered as a pedophile now!! SHAME on him!!

  • rushmoon

    pizzagate runs far and wide and will bring MANY down. 100’s of arrest have been made but media silent about it..hmm wonder why

    • ephena

      because it is a fantasy

  • gadsdengurl

    Like MILO should talk… being a national socialist and such.

  • css

    He’s Gordon Liddy’s son. The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree as conservatives are fond of saying.

  • Jim Wallace

    I guess Bush can’t be blamed anymore so I imagine the Gov Brown he always looked like a pedophile for sure.

  • Mommy Says

    Notice to all you political elites. This pervert is just one of the first. Both sides of the aisle will go down for this evil.

  • PrettyNellie

    Democrats are absolutely the worst pile of human cells ever created; corrupted and perverted to the core. But I know he will get away with it, they always do because their buddies, who are just as sick as they are, bail each other out; we can only wait on God’s justice, he will take make sure justice will be done.

    • Smokey

      Too bad he’s a republican. That kind of ruins your statement

  • Vinny Smith

    stop being blind pedophelia runs rampant thru both parties, our local state and federal govts, judicial and law enforcement are completely saturated by this satanic sickness.

  • James Brandon Justice

    This isn’t a Republican / Democrat issue as pedophila runs rampant in both parties. Hang these people, get them out of this world and into the next.

  • Whoare”they”?✓Deplorable

    Gee, Wonder if he worked with Kamala?

  • britt walden

    Time Off!??? To Be Able To Figure Out How To Lie his Way Out, Get Paid Too.

  • Carla Lee

    Let’s not make this about party or further perpetuate division, a tactic that only further alienates and diverts us from a real opportunity to unite… this is about pedophiles, sexual trafficking, horrible satanic ritual abuse being done to innocent children, and if you dig deep into full disclosure, there are many appointed “leaders” a part of these disgusting and despicable crimes against humanity. These sick psychopaths are far from being able to lead and they are serving high ranking positions, which is how they keep the blackmail from exposure going, which is how this continues to perpetuate defiling the innocence of our babies….