Man pins child porn accusations on pet cat

Child porn is, understandably, a very serious offense; so much so that there's an entire TV show dedicated to catching those willing to have sex with a minor, thus potentially also guilty of the first crime. As you can expect, people will do near anything to escape charges, though sometimes they end up getting themselves into worse trouble than they initially were. One such example is a 48 year old man named Keith Griffin, as NBC Miami reports, who told police that his cat was the one behind the 1000+ child porn images on his computer.

According to Griffin, he said to the cops that he would leave his computer running, and as he did so the cat would jump on the keyboard and the images would suddenly appear. According to The Register, one such incident was when, according to Griffin, he was downloading music, and upon returning from a quick trip to another room, he found "strange things" had happened to his computer. Much to his dismay, the cops didn't believe the elaborate and foolproof excuse, so now he's being held in prison on a $250,000 bail. As NBC points out, this isn't the first time that a cat has been up to shenanigans involving a keyboard.

The cat's now in the care of a relative, and probably will be for a long time, based on Griffin's excuse.

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