June trial set for Dennis Flint in child porn case | SummitDaily.com

June trial set for Dennis Flint in child porn case

CAITLIN ROW
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Editor’s Note: Child pornography charges were eventually dismissed.

BRECKENRIDGE – The felony child pornography possession case against Dennis Flint is slowly moving forward as his new representation – public defender Dana Christiansen – collects research from Flint’s former attorney Timothy Bussey. Flint was back in court Monday, where it was discovered Bussey apparently hadn’t done much to turn over material yet.

District Judge Terry Ruckriegle said he was “offended” that Bussey had not yet “provided all discovery” to Christiansen, and he may consider citing him in contempt of court.

Bussey of Colorado Springs requested to be relieved of his duties regarding the pornography case earlier this year, but he was initially denied by Ruckriegle when Flint didn’t qualify for a public defender. The judge however his mind last month when the depth of Flint’s financial troubles came to light.

Christiansen is now collecting all information regarding Flint’s child pornography case to review, and the trial is tentatively set from June 21-25. Any new motions must be filed by March 22.

The felony child-porn possession charges date back to content found on two computer hard drives in 2006; Flint was arrested last March after the FBI handed the case over to local authorities. The evidence in question includes information found on hard drives using a spyware program Flint’s now ex-wife installed. According to an affidavit in the case file, the spyware captured images downloaded of adults engaged in sexual conduct with children.

Flint, a former Summit County health care CEO, pleaded not guilty to this charge in February.

Flint’s next hearing on the child pornography case is set for March 29 at 4 p.m. Another felony case – the violation of his bond conditions by living with children on the Front Range from May through November 2009 – will be addressed at the same hearing.

Flint still faces charges of child abuse involving his daughter – stemming from an incident in December 2008. A trial for that misdemeanor case was set for March 22, but it’s now been postponed until July 7.

Robert Allen contributed to this article. Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com.


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