STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHARLES D. SPRUNGER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 26, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Charles D. Sprunger, Only, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; William E. Young, Solicitor General; Benjamin A. Whitehouse, Assistant Attorney General, for appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

This is a forfeiture case. Appellant was convicted of a Class B felony for sexual exploitation of children pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-17-1003. Appellant tendered his home computer to a repair shop. Upon examination of the hard drive, the technician discovered unlawful images and notified local law enforcement. A search warrant was subsequently executed for Appellant’s home, where parts of the computer in question were discovered. After Appellant’s arrest, a forfeiture warrant was executed and, after his mortgage indebtedness was satisfied, proceeds from the sale of Appellant’s real property were forfeited to the State pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-17- 1008. Appellant appeals the forfeiture of these proceeds. Discerning no error, we affirm and remand.

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