26 Indecent Images of Children were identified by Police on a computer as well as Internet browsing history activity and file activity relating to peer-to-peer software. The Defendant was charged with making the images . The Defendant denied the charges and denied any knowledge of them. He also believed that other people may have been responsible for the creation of them.
The evidence was obtained from the Police and examined by an Athena Forensics Computer Forensic Expert who found that the images could not have been created in 2013 as suggested by the Prosecution as the drive had not been manufactured until the following year.
No evidence to indicate the specific identity of the user responsible for the creation of the images or the supporting activity was identified, however, the images were found to have been transferred to the drive as part of a group of images and, therefore, the user may not have been aware of the presence of the illegal images.
Following disclosure of our report, the Prosecution dropped all charges.