61 Indecent Images of Children were identified by Police on a computer. The Defendant was charged with making and possessing the images . The Defendant denied the charges and denied any knowledge of them. He also believed that his co-defendant 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 were located within system files automatically generated by the operating system and were not visible or accessible to the normal user.
Further examination resulted in the identification of the original source of the images which were web pages.
The specific web pages were identified and it was noted that they had been created during an 11 minute period of Internet browsing during which over 1,000 other images had been created mostly including adult pornography.
Following Trial by Jury, the Defendant was acquitted of all Counts, the co-Defendant was found guilty.