The defendant used his computer to visit the allxboys internet site on 8399 occasions ...
The defendant intentionally reached out for the images found on his computer." It also said, "the sign-up page or front door, signals to the defendant that the allxboys site contains images of naked male children" and indicated the site had 60,000 images plus movies.
A website is hosted on a computer system known as a web server, also called an HTTP server.
Kear, a former detective senior constable in the NSW Child Protection and Sex Crimes Squad, was arrested during the Australia-wide Operation Auxin swoop.
Kear used his Westpac credit card to pay a month's subscription, for $49.95, to access the members-only section of the site Allxboys, which he visited between April 16 and September 8, last year, Sutherland Local Court heard yesterday.
Websites are written in, or converted to, HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and are accessed using a software interface classified as a user agent.
Web pages can be viewed or otherwise accessed from a range of computer-based and Internet-enabled devices of various sizes, including desktop computers, laptops, PDAs and cell phones.
Websites can be the work of an individual, a business or other organization, and are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose.
Any website can contain a hyperlink to any other website, so the distinction between individual sites, as perceived by the user, can be blurred.
Defence barrister Philip Boulten, SC, told the court yesterday that Kear did not know how to access the images stored in the cache.
A hearing was due to begin this week but was delayed until June 17 after the defence challenged the particulars of the charge - whether it was alleged Kear possessed the images over the five-month period or at specific times.
A former NSW Police officer is accused of visiting a website depicting naked, pre-pubescent boys more than 8000 times while working as a detective in the child protection squad.