Former Kidsweek deputy editor not guilty on child porn charges

The former deputy editor of a popular Dutch children’s magazine has been found not guilty of possessing child pornography.

The court in Utrecht ruled that the public prosecutor had failed to submit sufficient technical evidence to convict Kidsweek journalist Maarten H and his partner, news agency ANP reported.

The two had been charged with possessing child pornography in 2009 and 2010.

However, there were no photos and films on the accused’s computers and the evidence presented did not make it clear where the photos were and how they could be accessed, the judges said.

Errors by the public prosecutor led to some charges, including the distribution of child pornography, being dismissed earlier in the legal process.

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