The attorney for gay rights advocate Larry Brinkin, who’s been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, indicated today (Friday, November 9) that he’s seeking a deal with prosecutors.
Randy Knox told San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer Jr. that he and Assistant District Attorney Leslie Cogan have been discussing a “potential resolution” in the case. Neither he nor Cogan elaborated during the hearing.
Asked outside the courtroom about what kind of resolution he had in mind, Knox quipped, “I need to quit smoking,” and declined to comment further.
Brinkin, 66, bailed out of custody shortly after his initial arrest in June and was in court for a status update Friday. He declined to comment on his case when approached before the hearing.
Knox entered a not guilty plea on Brinkin’s behalf at his arraignment in September.
The next court date is December 7 to discuss Knox’s motion to obtain a hard drive and other evidence from prosecutors.
Brinkin, an out gay man, was a compliance officer for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for more than two decades before he retired in 2010. Court document include graphic descriptions of images that Brinkin allegedly viewed and comments he supposedly made about the pictures.