A Virginia man was arrested for possession of child pornography, but it turns out that police made a huge mistake.
Last week, Norfolk, Virginia, police arrested Ryan Kilgore at his workplace, claiming that he was in possession of child pornography.
“They asked if they could see a manager,” said Kilgore. “So, I went to get my service manager.”
Kilgore was then called into his manager’s office. Police confirmed his identity and told him he was under arrest for the production and possession of child pornography.
He was shocked and told police that the claim was ridiculous and he had no idea what was going on.
As it turns out, he was right. Police detained the wrong person.
Police asked Kilgore’s manager for a Ryan Fultz, but the manager sent them Ryan Kilgore. The man they were actually looking for did formerly work at the business, however.
Kilgore said he was terrified.
“I had no idea what was going to happen,” he said. “I see al[l] the time people are accused of this. They get put into the system and their lives are completely destroyed.”
Norfolk police stated that Kilgore was never officially under arrest, although they allegedly told him he was during the incident. They maintain that he was in detention as they were still sorting out the details.
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