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I'm not sure what you wanted to achieve?
you seem to accept intentional possession?
you knew what you were downloading?
But did you know that it was child pornography when you downloaded it?
Why did you plead guilty?
Oh okay. It was a risk management deal.
In that case, the reason that they would confirm almost immediate deletion was probably that it was inconsistent with your plea.
There is case law that says that a swift deletion does not amount to possession unless of course there was clearly an intention to possess. Therefore, you would have had a defence here. The difficulty your solicitor was concerned about is that it would be disbelieved and so they secured a better deal with safer outcome.
Overall, if they were going to find search terms of interest then pleadings the right thing to do.
If they applied the possession rather than the making guidelines though that it was a good deal.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No problem and all the best.
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