Roland Dow, left, and his girlfriend Jessica Linscott face charges in connection with the abuse of her 3-year-old son. Dow is due in court for a pre-trial hearing on Friday. (COURTESY)
Judge to weigh evidence in abuse case involving 3-year-old
His lawyer, Tom Gleason, responded to prosecutor’s arguments last week that police were allowed to obtain a video recording of 3-year-old James Nicholson by combing through a copy that was made of the entire hard drive.
Dow and Linscott faces charges related to abuse and making illegal recordings of Nicholson with a hidden computer camera.
Assistant County Attorney Michael Zaino said last week that police made a “mirror copy” of the hard drive while the search warrant was valid, then reviewed its contents later to see what was on the computer.
The return — an inventory of items seized by police — is filed with the court after police execute a search warrant.
“Several bruises were observed on the victim’s face, forehead, cheek, buttocks, leg and back,” Zaino said. “Burns were described on his fingers, wrist and arm of varying degrees with redness and blistering. He also suffered loss of vision and subdural bruising that was discovered during a surgery to drain blood and fluid from under the skin around his eyes.”
Dow and Linscott were apprehended Nov. 28, 2012, at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. They had been on the run after doctors at Exeter Hospital reported that Nicholson had been abused.