Suspicious timing |

Suspicious timing

I have read your two recent articles with much puzzlement. Child porn is, of course, very serious and could permanently end Terry Lamphier’s political career, as well as put him in prison. Even if not true, this is all pretty damning, particularly right before the election.

But I find the timing of this very suspicious. This is right before an election, and was ignited by an anonymous letter to the county. Plus, as was noted in the first article on Monday, a similar investigation (presumably due to an anonymous letter?) was conducted last spring right before the primary election. Let’s not lose sight of this. It would be interesting to know if it also was due to anonymous letter sent by the same person, and the originals might be worth looking at side by side.

While I have no knowledge on the guilt or innocence of Mr. Lamphier, you might want to do some research into how easy it is to plant pornographic information on someone else’s computer, depending on the extent of their personal computer security and other factors. I have read that it is fairly easy to do.

In hindsight, it seems to me that the sheriff should have postponed this investigation until after the election, only an eight day delay.

Robert O’Brien

Rough and Ready

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