A PENSIONER who is accused of having almost two million indecent images of children on his computer appeared in court on Wednesday (December 4).
David Jackson, 72, pleaded not guilty to making indecent photographs of children between November 3, 2009 and May 9, 2018. The images were found across six computers at the mans home in Dursley, England, this year.
The charges relate to 587 of the most serious category A images, 1,794 category B images and 1,856,704 category C images.
Speaking at Gloucester Crown Court, prosecutor Charley Pattison said that Jackson claimed the images came onto his devices while he was downloading legitimate material, but that the huge haul was extremely suspicious.
Matthew Harbinson, Jackson’s lawyer, disagreed and said that the images were downloaded by the defendant by accident and asked that a forensic examination is conducted by a computer expert to examine the files and analyse the results.
As Euro Weekly News understands Judge Michael Cullum agreed with Harbinson and said additional information was needed for the jury. He has now given the prosecution more time to have the computers examined.
The judge vacated the planned trial on January 7, 2020 and bailed Jackson until a further progress hearing on January 23.