Nothing to do with regulating sex and everything to do with 3D and liberal elements are after Cody and trying to make an example of him. Look at Strzok/Page.
More like killing 2 free speech birds with one stone in a very high profile case. The anti SESTA/FOSTA uproar is as much of a liberal cause as the 3d printed guns are a libertarian cause.
I'm going to speculate evidence is going to be rock solid that he's guilty due to the hatchet job the DOJ wants to run on both distributed gun designs and adult services websites.
Woodhull v US is similar to Cody's challenge but involves websites like sugardaddymeet. https://blog.ericgol...t-blog-post.htm
My guess is the investigation went something like this:
XKeyscore was used to backend into his webmail, social media, MMS cell phone messages, and photo clouds. They've probably been watching him for a long time looking for something bigger then a slap on the wrist. Cody's travel and the DOJ injunction that said his files violated arms export laws would've made him a "national security" issue. Or, the FBI may have access to XKeyscore. This was a Snowden revealed tool that makes digital surveillance easy for low level analysts. https://en.m.wikiped.../wiki/XKeyscore
You'll never know because the Feds like to keep their high tech tools hidden so they don't reveal what they have or risk getting evidence tossed via questionable 5th ammendment violations. So they advise investigators to use parralel construction.
Leaked memo w/ Stingray deviceshttps://arstechnica....-by-local-cops/
, but maybe somebody on the hotel staff called the cops
you're probably spot on here.
It will be interesting to see if there's a witness who alerted authorities or if an anonymous "hotel witness" calls in an anonymous tip about a young girl and an older guy who only used the room for an hour.
Surveillance footage cycles out after so many days so there was an expiration date. That required this investigation to start at the hotel and start shortly after the event occurred. https://www.dhs.gov/...italityindustry
* Individuals appear to be with a significantly older http://www.foxnews.c...ex-assault.html
boyfriend or in the company of older males.
*Room is rented hourly, less than a day, or for long-
term stay that does not appear normal.
Anonymous tips may be reported on this form and may also be reported to ICE via the toll-free HSI Tip Line, (866) 347-2423
My detectives have interviewed ... this victim," Officer said. "In their opinion, if someone mistakes her age it would be because they think she's younger, not older ..."
That statement wouldn't of appeared or been printed if it wasn't part of evidence from a witness.
It was also stated the girls friend tipped off Cody that he was being investigated, which may indicate she wasn't a willing participant in turning him in.
If using parralel construction law enforcement is going to have to go through the motions of getting all the online evidence they know already exists. If I'm right you're going to see this get worse in a few weeks possibly even revealing Cody knew she was underage.
I'm not buying the tinfoil that it was a setup, too much is at stake for the DOJ to screw this up. Plus assuming the DOJ would use an underage girl that probably had sex with him as bait is a little too out there for me to believe.
Again, speculation, and innocent until proven guilty. But let this serve as a warning, if you've given the government a reason to watch you they will be watching you, warrant or not. Overall really stupid on Cody's part.
Edited by chicagoresident, 21 September 2018 - 12:22 PM.