2 Indecent Images of Children were identified by Police on a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone. The Defendant was charged with making and possessing the images. The Defendant denied the charges and denied being aware of the presence of the images on his phone.
The evidence was obtained from the Police and examined by an Athena Forensics Mobile Phone Forensic Expert who found that the indecent images of children contained no file extensions and, therefore, could not be viewed in the normal way. No evidence was found to suggest the source of them and due to this the possibility that they had been downloaded in that state could not be discounted and the Prosecution then dropped all charges.