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Evidence - Methods of proof - Circumstantial evidence - Inferences - From possession - Of fact

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Crown from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal setting aside Villaroman’s conviction for possession of child pornography and entering an acquittal. Villaroman was having problems with his laptop computer, so he left it with a repair shop. The repair technician found child pornography on the laptop. He called the police, whose search of the laptop confirmed the presence of child pornography. Villaroman was charged with a number of pornography-related offences, including possession of child pornography contrary to s. 163.1(4) of the...