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 (http://bit.ly/J22N1Z ) 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.