Allen & Overy Partner Nabbed On Child Porn Charge

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Federal authorities in New Jersey on Thursday arrested Allen & Overy LLP partner Edward De Sear, who prosecutors said admitted to distributing child pornography through peer-to-peer file-sharing software.

De Sear, a securitization partner in Allen & Overy's international capital markets group, faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for allegedly distributing photos and videos of prepubescent children being restrained and sexually abused.

Beginning in September and continuing until Feb. 9, the defendant distributed at least three pieces of child pornography using a...
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