Florida man walks into police station and asks to be jailed for downloading child porn from dark web

24-year-old Cory Hinsch was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and booked into the Escambia County Jail after his confession


                            Florida man walks into police station and asks to be jailed for downloading child porn from dark web

In a seemingly odd piece of news emerging from Pensacola, Florida, a man was arrested by authorities after he reportedly walked into the police station and asked to be jailed for downloading child pornography. The 24-year-old, identified as Cory Hinsch, went into the Pensacola Police Department and confessed to officers that he downloaded child porn on his cell phone.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, the incident took place on Friday, November 9, at the station located on 711 N. Hayne Street after Hinsch approached an officer seated at the front desk and told him in no uncertain terms that he was in possession of child porn and needed to be taken to jail.

Hinsch walked into the police station and confessed to downloading child porn (Source: Escambia County Jail)
Hinsch walked into the police station and confessed to downloading child porn (Source: Escambia County Jail)

A Pensacola Police Department arrest report stated that the 24-year-old then put his cell phone up against the glass and showed the officer in question a picture of an underage girl engaging in sexual acts as proof that he wasn't just making the confession up.

Hinsch was taken upstairs and was read his Miranda Rights, after which he told authorities that he wanted to give a statement regarding the arrest without the presence of an attorney. He revealed that he had downloaded the child porn from the "dark web" and agreed to let investigators download and view the contents of his cell phone.

After a search of the cell phone, the detectives found a total of two photos depicting child pornography. The 24-year-old was subsequently charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and booked into the Escambia County Jail. 



 

Hinsch documented his attempts to be arrested for the child porn on his Twitter page. Beginning November 9, the day he was arrested, a series of tweets read, "Didn’t I tell you they were going to try to call me crazy. I won’t get justice for always doing the right thing", followed by "They may just tell me I’m right".

The next three tweets read, "This is a scam", "I want justice", and "I’m at the sheriff's office trying again", the last of which was accompanied by a selfie of him outside the office just before he turned himself in.

He was reportedly released from the Escambia County Jail this past Tuesday, November 13, on a $10,000 bond. He has been scheduled for a hearing, though it is currently unclear if he later sought out an attorney or if a public defender has been assigned to him in the case. It is also unclear whether the 24-year-old plans on entering a plea.

In Florida, charges of possession of child pornography are punishable by up to five years in prison, as well as a $5,000 fine.