Man false accused, vindicated

2016-08-23 06:00

A FALSELY accused Chad Robinson was vindicated after he was found not guilty of all charges pertaining to child pornography at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court last week.

Robinson’s nightmare began when he was arrested by SAPS more than a year ago after his ex-wife accused him of manufacturing and possessing child porn.
He was charged with multiple counts of both manufacturing and possessing child porn.

Robinson’s ex-wife told police she found the child porn images on a laptop she shared with him when she was removing her images and documents before returning the laptop to him.

In her statement she admits showing the images to at least two other people, including her current boyfriend, who works in the computer industry.

On 19 February 2015, Robinson retained the services of Durban private investigator and computer forensic examiner to assist him and his attorney in preparing for trial.

The examiner spent hours examining the digital forensic data related to the case and submitted a report that was used in trial by the defence.
The examiner’s report proved without a doubt that the charges were false and data had been manipulated.

“I have worked many such cases and if you are not lucky enough to have a good investigator on your side you can find yourself in a world of hurt. People get vindictive when they are going through a divorce. After examining the evidence it was obvious to me that Mr Robinson was not guilty, the evidence does not lie. In this case, the digital evidence did not support the ex-wife’s account of what had happened, and the court also saw it that way.

“Hopefully, people understand that he had his day in court and it has been determined by the court that he is not guilty of what he was charged with.
“I am of the opinion that if criminal defence attorneys are not using the services of a criminal defence investigator they are doing their clients a disservice, there is a quote attributed to legendary attorney, Melvin Belli, that I always refer to,” said the private investigator.

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