Prison for Viewing Porn?
Jan. 12, 2007 -- Sixteen-year-old Matthew Bandy had been about as normal an adolescent while you may find. He really liked getting together with their family members.
"He had been a happy-go-lucky kid," stated their mother, Jeannie Bandy. "Very personable, and big-hearted. We seem like a boastful mother, but i suppose the greatest thing is me laugh. which he could constantly make"
"We proceeded holidays along with a lot of enjoyment together," Matthew said. "we simply enjoyed the life span I became residing. But when I ended up being accused, everything changed."
That which was Matthew Bandy accused of? Jeannie and Greg Bandy had been surprised to find out that their son had been faced with control of kid pornography.
One December early morning couple of years ago, Matthew's life t k a turn that is dramatic. In a special meeting with "20/20," the Bandy family reveals the way the globe it came crumbling down, and how Matthew's life has since changed as they knew.
A Family Shattered
It was 2 yrs since police st d during the d rstep associated with the Bandy house with a search warrant bearing a charge that is devastating control of youngster pornography.
"It had been 6 a.m. It had been nevertheless darkвЂ¦there was this pounding during the hinged d r," Jeannie Bandy stated. "I happened to be petrified."
Police stormed in to the homely house or apartment with guns pointed. "the very first thing we thought had been, another person's wanting to break inside our household," Matthew said. "then there [were] police with weapons pointed at me personally, telling me to get downstairs."