A number of electronic items are set to be forensically examined in the coming weeks, Dubbo Local Court has heard in a case of alleged possession of child abuse material.
Gregory Maxwell Marginson of Dubbo appeared in person on Wednesday as a charge of using carriage service for child pornography material and four counts of possess child abuse material were mentioned.
The 60-year-old accused was arrested and charged with the first offence in December, with the further four charges being laid in March.
Police allege that on September 25 Mr Marginson used a carriage service for child pornography material.
It is also alleged that between September 25 and March 16, Mr Marginson possessed child abuse material on an Apple iMac, two Apple laptops and a storage device.
On Wednesday the Crown told the court that what was occurring at the moment was the examination of a number of electronic items.
To enable time for that to happen, the Crown made an application for a nine-week adjournment.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions representative said he understood the examination was booked in for early June.
Magistrate Gary Wilson adjourned the charges until August 8.
He ordered the balance of the brief be served on the defence by July 11.
Mr Marginson’s bail was continued, with no changes to the conditions being that he must report to Dubbo Police Station daily between 8am and 8pm, and not possess or access a device capable of accessing the internet.
Furthermore, he must not attend or participate in activities where there are children under the age of 18 present, and he is not allowed to attend Elston Park.