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Video glitches, trial aborted

By johnboy 11 December 2013 1

The Canberra Times has disturbing news from Canberra’s Supreme Court where an alleged kiddy fiddler has walked free (pending re-trial) after the court couldn’t manage to play the victims’ testimonies.

The trial, which began on Monday, had been continually interrupted when footage of prerecorded evidence repeatedly froze.

Alleged victims in sexual cases can prerecord evidence prior to the trial and the footage is then played during the hearing.

Four video players and different software programs were used in an attempt to fix the glitches but the faults continued.

Justice Burns abandoned the trial when part of one girl’s testimony appeared to have disappeared from the disc.

“It’s unfair for the trial to proceed in this way,” Justice Burns said.

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Dilandach 12:59 pm 11 Dec 13

Hopefully the incompetent multimedia / IT person lost their job.

If they haven’t, they should as well as considering a different career.

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