Man Faces 18 Counts of Child Pornography, Other Crimes

The early stages of a child pornography case are underway as both sides are expected to wrap up a preliminary examination of the evidence around March 15.

The man at the center of the case is 53-year-old Richard Zorn of Taylor, who is facing 18 counts of child pornography and Internet crimes.

Zorn is currently being held in Wayne County Jail on $250,000 cash bond. He was arrested late last year after investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Upon searching Zorn’s house, police found dozens of 8.5 x 11 inch pornographic images assembled in a collage that was attached to the paneling in the room. The images were all sexually suggestive, including some containing sexual images of children. Officers also found several computer disks with illegal pornography on them and other pornographic items throughout the house.

If Zorn is found guilty he will face harsh penalties, as a child pornography conviction can result in 20 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. Other penalties associated with child pornography include probation, community service, and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

At the Law Offices of Freedman& Freedman we are committed to helping those who’ve been accused of child pornography and other sex crimes. We understand the seriousness of your situation, and can offer you the experienced and dedicated defense you need when your rights, future, and freedom are on the line. If you are interested in learning more about our defense service, please contact the office today to arrange a consultation with a Michigan criminal defense lawyer!