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Ontario Court of Appeal rejects argument that accessing child porn is tied to possession

Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 4:17 PM | By Tom Venetis

The Ontario Court of Appeal has acquitted a man of possession of child pornography after finding he did not know such images were stored in his computer's cache, and rejected the Crown’s argument that he instead should be convicted of accessing child pornography.

Heather PringleOn Sept. 4, 2009, Justice J. Rhys Morgan of the Ontario Court of Justice convicted the appellant, M.N., of possessing child pornography and sentenced him to six months in jail. The images were stored in the cache of a computer that M.N....