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COMPUTER CRIMES - Offences - Obscenity and pornography - Child pornography - Penalties and sentencing - Search, seizure and surveillance

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 8:39 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Aalami, from a conviction and sentence for possession and distribution of child pornography. The accused came to the attention of a police officer with extensive experience investigating child pornography distributed through GigaTribe, a closed peer-to-peer file sharing network. Using a covert account, the officer received three messages of a user sharing folders that contained child pornography. The officer tracked the user's Internet Protocol address to obtain the subscriber information from the relevant Internet Service Provider. Police obtained and executed a search warrant...