4 Indecent Images of Children were identified by Police on a laptop computer. The Defendant was charged with making the images along with other charges. The Defendant denied the charges and denied any knowledge of them.
The evidence was obtained from the Police and examined by an Athena Forensics Computer Forensic Expert who found that the images were within deleted areas of the hard drive and, due to that, it was not possible to ascertain the point of creation, deletion or the origins of the images. This made it impossible to determine whether the images had been created deliberately or intentionally by the user or inadvertently amongst other images.
Following disclosure of our report, the Prosecution dropped all charges.