Digital Forensics

Indecent Imagery (IIOC)

Experts in the identification, extraction and analysis of Indecent Imagery and videos in legally aided cases

Indecent Imagery (IIOC) Investigations

Unfortunately, indecent imagery, also known as IIOC or Indecent Images of Children is becoming more prevalent. Being accused of a sexual offence undoubtedly has devastating consequences. Society’s view of these offenders is such that the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty often seems, in reality, to be reversed.

Most cases of this type result from the discovery of indecent pictures or images of children on a computer.  There are many reasons why pictures of this type may come to be on a computer unintentionally.  Often the origins of Indecent Imagery (IIOC) found via computer forensics are not fully investigated by the prosecution, which may result in a person being wrongly accused or worse, convicted.

Digital Forensics Expertise

CYFOR are leading Digital Forensic providers, assisting law firms that specialise in legally aided criminal matters. We are experts in the identification, extraction and analysis of Indecent Imagery from computers, mobile phones and hard drives in defence of the following offences;

  • Making Indecent Photographs of Children (S.1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978)
  • Possession of Indecent Pictures of Children (S.160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988)
  • Distributing Indecent Photographs of Children (S.1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978)
  • Possession of Prohibited Images of Children (S.62 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009)
  • Possession of Extreme Pornographic Images (S.63 -67 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008)
  • Meeting a Child following Sexual Grooming (S.15 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003)

Statutory Defences

We understand the statutory defences to these offences (where they exist) and we are also cognisant of the applicable stated cases (e.g. R v Land [1998], R v Bowden [2000], R v Oliver, Hartrey and Baldwin [2002], R v Porter [2006]).  The possibility of malware, pop-ups and other internet related threats being involved in the delivery of indecent images can also be investigated.



With well over 5,000 criminal investigations conducted over the last 10 years, CYFOR’s expertise in the area of digital forensics is unparalleled.

Our defence experts are familiar with and can process, review, and interpret data from mobile devices and computers in a variety of formats including but not limited to E01’s, XWays Cases, Encase case files, ZIP files, Griffeye cases, and a Streamlined Forensic Report (SFR) detailing the prosecutions technical case. These are often produced by the prosecution as evidence in cases of this type. A review of this can assist with mitigating the number of images categorised in accordance with the Sentencing Advisory Guidelines (R v Oliver).

Benefits of using CYFOR include:

Experienced case managers

Court trained forensic investigators 

Robust Quality System and ISO17025 for imaging

ISO 27001 & ISO 9001 Accredited

Court ready reports from industry experts

Secure collection and delivery of exhibits via security cleared CYFOR couriers

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