De­fence query ‘dis­tri­bu­tion’ le­gal def­i­ni­tion

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

A Cen­tral Otago man charged with dis­tribut­ing child pornog­ra­phy ap­peared in the Queen­stown District Court on Mon­day.

The 22-year-old ap­peared be­fore Judge Michael Turner charged with six counts of dis­tribut­ing ob­jec­tion­able pub­li­ca­tions on Oc­to­ber 10 last year.

Not guilty pleas were pre­vi­ously en­tered and lawyer So­nia Vi­dal said she was con­sid­er­ing ap­ply­ing to the High Court to ad­dress a unique ques­tion of law on the mean­ing of "dis­tri­bu­tion".

Pre­vi­ously, the court was told the charges could be amended, given the al­leged use of peer-topeer file­shar­ing net­works.

Judge Turner granted con­tin­u­ing in­terim name sup­pres­sion and told the de­fen­dant the mat­ter was pro­ceed­ing to­wards a judge-alone trial.

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