Accused ‘cannot surf net'

A MAN accused of possessing child pornography has claimed he could not even use a search engine to surf the internet.

The claim was made during a police interview that was played to Bundaberg District Court yesterday on the second day of the trial of Raymond Donald Jay.

A USB stick containing 11 child pornography videos was allegedly found in a safe in Jay's Anderson St home in August 2009.

The court was told Jay, a 36-year-old school bus driver, was the only person who knew the safe's combination and his de facto partner had a key that had gone missing.

The computer was also used by Jay's three stepchildren, who lived at the home.

Jay told police during his interview that he only used the computer for about an hour a week to install Microsoft upgrades, upgrade the antivirus program and look up directions for work on Google Maps.

He said he also used peer-to-peer file sharing site LimeWire to download music.

"I just don't know how to use any of the search engines," Jay claimed in the interview.

He said he got confused by the huge number of results produced by search engines.

The court heard on Wednesday that the child pornography material had been downloaded on the computer using LimeWire and transferred to the USB stick.

The court also heard that in the safe with the USB, about 30 adult pornography DVDs were found during a voluntary police search on August 17, 2009.

Jay also voluntarily handed over the USB to police on the same day.

He said the DVDs had been bought at a sex shop and denied using the computer to view pornography.

"I didn't want the kids to find anything on the computer if I had downloaded it from there," he said.

Jay told police the USB which the child pornography was found on had been missing for months and had never been used.

The trial continues today.



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