This case involved charges of possessing child pornography and producing child pornography/downloading child pornography. The allegation was that the defendant had downloaded images and that they amounted to child pornography (i.e. that the girls depicted were under 18 years old).
The Court accepted that there was a doubt as to the age of the girls in the photographs and that where there is a doubt the charges must be dismissed. The defendant would have been placed on the sex offenders Register as well as other penalties and in the circumstances it was a very rewarding result.
As an instructing solicitor Josh has specialised in handling complex matters, such as murder and terrorism trials, including State and Commonwealth Supreme Court trials. Josh is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.
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