Jamuar Vijaya a criminal defense lawyer has been arrested for the charges of accessing and possessing child pornography, but after nineteen months, he said he is not guilty when he was accused on the charges.
Vijaya, a 56-year old, who use to look clean-shaved and well-dressed criminal lawyer, looks heavier in real life than he looked in his past pictures. He wore a black shirt with a red logo and blue jeans along with a leather coat and appeared during his judge-alone trial before Justice Daniel Moore.
Scott Hutchison, the appointed sexual assault lawyer Toronto for Vijaya told Moore that his client asked for forgiveness for he appeared in the court, and he added due to health reasons, he is unable to fit in most of his court clothes.
Lisa Henderson, an assistant Crown Attorney called Toronto Police Sgt. Michele bond, her first witness. He worked in the TPC EU (Toronto Police Child Exploitation Unit) on 10th October 2013 when she got a phone call from Const. Kenny Lam from 32 Division. She confirmed that Lam told her that she was downloading family photos as she wants to leave her husband. During downloading her family pictures she supposedly saw child pornography on her husband Vijaya’s laptop.
According to Bond, Lap put the appellant, whose name is guarded by a periodical ban, on the telephone. She confirmed that the woman who recognized herself as a Jamuar Vijaya’s wife “She started crying on the phone.”
Bond informed to court that when she asked the wife of the accused, she said that her girlfriend came to help her to download pictures and files from the laptop belongs to her husband and when her friend saw the files that have child porn text files and images in his laptop.
She told Vijaya’s wife about the child porn pictures and naked pre-teen girls illustrated as “underdeveloped.” Her friend also reported that she found text files in a stories folder, one labeled as “She was a perfect eight-year-old.”
The wife of Vijaya told that they had two daughters, one is three and a half years old and the other one is twenty months old. Bond suggested Lam make sure not to leave the laptop unattended and said she knew a hard drive and a laptop existed. Bond also said that she spoke to the Vijaya’s wife’s friend who told her saw sketches of an about 13-year-old girl, with small breasts, waist up. Her friend also said that she saw videos and stories. One of the videos was labeled as “40Virgin” and other was entitled “I screwed my daughter’s friend.”
Bond told Henderson that it was a very distress accuser and in the house, they have two small children. The accuser had to be confined and the data had to be secured. Bond also said that she came in a taxi to 32 Division where she interviewed and videotaped the wife of Vijaya and her friend, but not under oath. She added that she cautioned Vijaya’s wife as she herself a lawyer so we hope that she understood the severity and the importance of the evidence.