Computer boss accused of child porn

THE owner of a Suffolk computer shop was arrested by police after an employee found a list of titles relating to child pornography on an office computer, a court has heard.

Jane Hunt

THE owner of a Suffolk computer shop was arrested by police after an employee found a list of titles relating to child pornography on an office computer, a court has heard.

The computer - at the premises of Tailor Made PCs in Brandon - was seized by officers and an expert found a number of images of child pornography on it.

Before Ipswich Crown Court is Shaun Atkinson, 42, of Hillside Drive, Brandon, who has denied 19 offences of making indecent images of children in September 2006.


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Michael Crimp, prosecuting, told the court that one of Atkinson's employees contacted the police after seeing a list of titles which were “highly suggestive” of indecent images of children on a computer she was working on.

Officers seized the computer and when it was analysed by an expert it was discovered that file sharing software and file wiping software had been installed on the computer.

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Mr Crimp said although the file wiping software had been used on the computer it hadn't completely erased the history of what had been done on the machine.

“Some of the titles clicked on to get images up were still there,” said Mr Crimp. “The descriptions of the files clearly relate to child pornography.”

Mr Crimp said the file wiping programme had got rid of most of the files but the expert managed to recover a number of indecent images of children.

When Atkinson was interviewed by police he said he hadn't been responsible for the child pornography on the computer and he gave details of various other ways material could have got on to it.

The trial continues today .

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