Texas jury to see images in airline exec porn case

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 7:49 AM

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal jury in South Texas will be allowed to view most images allegedly found on a computer owned by an airline executive.

Robert Hedrick has been charged with five counts related to child pornography and sexual exploitation of children. The trial of the founder of Brownsville-based Pan American Airways continues Thursday.

The Brownsville Herald reports a judge Wednesday viewed hundreds of the images, then ruled jurors will be allowed to see a majority of the photos.

The defense objected, saying some images could not be proven to involve a minor or depict child pornography.

Police have testified that an undercover officer posing as a girl chatted online with someone using a screen named linked to Hedrick.

The defense has said 61-year-old Hedrick wasn't the person in those chats.

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