On March 11th 2013andMy son who has special needs and myself were arrested and interveiwed , charged with accessing child pornography .Held overnight then taken to court. we were released without appearance. During my interview I explained that my son had inadvertantly accessed the illegal child porn which I immediatly deleted. the charges against him seem to have been dropped but on the 16th of this month i recieved a summons charging me with downloading beastiality images(6 in all) I was not formally charged with this
Will I get an answer online today?
Thank you for your question.The police don't have to take you in and charge you with a different crime. The procedure they have adopted is that the police have sent a report to the procurator fiscal and the fiscal has decided to raise a prosecution by serving you with papers.
This is an alternative, but legitimate, way of proceeding with a prosecution in Scotland.
I hope this helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.