Possible Improprieties with Questioning of Basinger
The Hinckley man facing up to 25 years in prison for five charges of possessing child pornography appeared in Pine County court, Friday. David Basinger, 37, made his appearance along side his attorney Daniel Bina. Bina requested Judge Krista Martin reduce conditional bail from $25,000 to $5,000 due to Basinger’s lack of criminal history. Martin denied the request. She said, “the concern is the public safety be protected and Mr. Basinger return to court.” Steve Cundy made a similar statement on behalf of the prosecution.
Basinger is due back in court on October 22nd. Cundy added that it is possible there will be amendments to the original charges. The details were not discussed.
Basinger allegedly confessed to police that he participated in pornographic videos with a minor boy and girl. Bina said in court that there may have been “improprieties” on behalf of the officers who took the statements.
Basinger remains in custody at the Pine County Jail. Each of the five charges carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.