Athena Forensics were instructed by the local authority who had initiated child care proceedings. An investigation had been initially started by the Police but whilst those proceedings had been dropped by the Prosecution, the family proceedings continued.
A computer forensic expert from Athena Forensics conducted a review of all Police evidence and all of the digital evidence considered within the criminal proceedings.
The investigation concerned the presence of unlawful images on a computer along with Internet searches to suggest that the user had attempted to identify such material.
The examination findings were discussed within conference with the legal representatives for each of the parties and then the expert witness provided testimony within the family care final fact hearing proceedings.