44-year old British man has been charged to court for watching child pornography, despite the fact that he can't see. How is that possible?
Andrew Shaw who is also blind, in support of her husband were taken into the Blackpool Magistrates Court by their guide dogs.
According to the Blackpool Gazette, Shaw faces three counts of possessing 71 child obscene images of children on his laptop. Twelve of the images are alleged to be of the worst variety of child porn.
His lawyer Allan Cobain said:
“This is an unusual case as my client is registered blind. He has no sight in one eye and only a small amount in the other. It may be argued that difficulty with his vision makes it difficult for him to put an age to images he downloads. He may think he is looking at 16-year-olds.”
He successfully asked magistrates to adjourn proceedings so that the Crown Prosecution Service could look at the file again.