His neighbour is.
From your link
Within three days, investigators determined the homeowner had been
telling the truth: If someone was downloading child pornography through
his wireless signal, it wasn't him.
Law enforcement can make mistakes, so can people that make judgements by what they read on the web.
I know you're keeping an eye on your neighbour,
"You're a creep ... just admit it"
That's not something anyone wants to hear (even if they are creepy) when law enforcement is breaking down your door.
Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him,
shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts
and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure out the
reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal
That new wireless router. He'd gotten fed up trying
to set a password. Someone must have used his Internet connection, he
"We know who you are! You downloaded thousands of
images at 11:30 last night," the man's lawyer, Barry Covert, recounted
the agents saying. They referred to a screen name, "Doldrum."
"No, I didn't," he insisted. "Somebody else could have but I didn't do anything like that."