Fresno resident David Thomas Hume has recently been sentenced to 12 years in prison as a result of being convicted for possessing and distributing child pornography. According to a recent report in the Fresno Bee, Hume was found guilty of distributing "more than 600 images showing minors involved in sexually explicit conduct between November 2012 and January 2013."

Hume had been arrested in 2013 for allegations related to the Internet child pornography and has now been convicted on those charges. Hume may still be under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager.  According to ABC News, Hume lived in the Palm Lakes apartments where he is suspected of raping a 13-year-old boy.

In a sex crime case like this one, highly skilled and experienced attorneys are essential. The Internet crime conviction may encourage a jury to believe that the sexual assault charges must be true. However, there is absolutely no evidence that possessing, viewing or distributing images of child pornography make an individual any more likely to physically assault someone. Making this argument to a court-full of angry jurors requires highly developed and sophisticated argumentative skill and comprehensive understanding of the evidence involved in the case.