Manchester: 0161 797 8123

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Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

Digital Forensics

Indecent Imagery (IIC)

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

Indecent Image Cases

Unfortunately, indecent imagery, also known as IIC 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 (IIC) 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

With over 15 years’ of experience, CYFOR are leading providers in Digital Forensics, 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.

Our defence experts are familiar with and can interpret both EnCase and C4P reports often produced by the prosecution as evidence in cases of this type and can assist with mitigating the number of images categorised in accordance with the Sentencing Advisory Guidelines (R v Oliver).

Why CYFOR?

With well over 3,000 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 interpret both EnCase and C4P reports often produced by the prosecution as evidence in cases of this type and 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 

ISO 27001 & ISO 9001 Accredited

Court ready reports from industry experts

Secure collection and delivery of exhibits via security cleared CYFOR couriers

Call us today and speak with one of our Specialists

London: 0207 438 2045

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

Call us today and speak with one of our Specialists

London: 0207 438 2045

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

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