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Child Porn Trial Discontinued

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE Office of the Attorney General discontinued its case against a photographer who was awaiting trial in the Supreme Court on allegations of child pornography.

Sean Gregg Williams, 40, of Fire Trail Road, was to stand trial next month on charges of production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Williams, a police reservist at the time, allegedly produced and stored photos of a 17-year-old girl, which showed the minor’s sexual organ. The photos were allegedly found on his laptop on February 6, 2013.

However, prosecutor Abagail Farrington told Justice Vera Watkins yesterday that the Crown had received information from the complainant in the matter and as a result would enter a nolle prosequi.

“I do have a written nolle dated March 4, 2016 signed by the attorney general,” the judge said before asking Williams’ lawyer, Geoffrey Farquharson, if he had any inquiries.

Mr Farquharson said he did not and the judge discharged Williams of the allegations.

The Attorney General’s Office could bring the case against Williams again at any time in the Supreme Court, but it is unlikely.

Williams, who was on $15,000 bail from the date of his initial appearance in Magistrate’s Court on February 14, 2013, denied the allegation when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court nine months later.

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