Wightman v HM Advocate

Criminal procedure – Admissibility of evidence – Sheriff's charge. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of four charges involving engaging in sexual activity towards an older child, and possessing and taking indecent images of children, the court rejected a contention that the sheriff at an evidential hearing had erred in repelling an objection to the admissibility of evidence from a police forensic examiner relating to indecent still images of children; it also held that at trial the sheriff had not misdirected the jury in relation to assessment of the appellant's conduct libelled in the charge which alleged touching a child in a sexual manner or as to the meaning of possession in respect of indecent images of children found on electronic devices in the appellant's house.

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