The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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May 25, 2013

Expert: Files gone, porn stays on laptop

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“I did it to protect the innocent,” Bartello said.

Then he changed his quote to: “The computer was having problems and I needed to fix it.”

Bartello said the three pornographic photos on the computer were not his and he has no idea how they got there.

“I bought it refurbished,” he said. “Maybe that’s what caused the computer to not work right.”

The Daily Item called Staples’ cooperate office, which referred the call to Acer Computer.

A representative at Acer said Staples sells refurbished computers but they are rebuilt and they would have no chance of containing pornographic material.

Forensics experts say new software was installed at 12:12:51 a.m. April 12, roughly 12 hours before Bartello turned the laptop over to police.

Albertson said the pornographic files were recovered from an unallocated space and he could not determine when or how they were placed on the computer. He added that it “cannot be determined if the user had knowledge of the files.”

 

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