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Kissel defence pursues porn findings

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 July, 2005, 12:00am

Internet activity shows dead man's penchant for black gay men and Taiwanese actresses, lawyer tells court


Allegations on Robert Peter Kissel's sexual interests - including a taste for black gay men, Taiwanese actresses and French masseurs - continued to be put before the court yesterday by the defence on day two of cross-examination of a computer forensic expert.


Alexander King, SC, displayed more porn websites searched for or browsed between April 3 and 5, 2003, on a Dell desktop computer seized in the Kissels' Parkview flat.


Using software to trace internet use, the defence team found the user of the computer had, on April 5, visited websites advertising services for female and bisexual escorts in Perth, Western Australia, and a photo gallery under the header 'Male Cock Gay Sex Gay Men'. Numerous searches for sites on black gay men also were identified.


Mr King argued on Thursday that only Robert Kissel, a Merrill Lynch banker allegedly killed by his wife Nancy in their flat on November 2, 2003, could have used the computer as immigration records showed the accused and her three children were in the US.


Nancy Kissel, 41, has pleaded not guilty to a count of murder.


The defence also retrieved evidence from the deceased's IBM notebook computer, that showed it had been used many times in May and June 2003 to browse or search for websites on 'twinks', 'actresses for hire in Taiwan', 'escorts in Taiwan', 'Paris girl for hire', 'Paris gay massage', 'Paris x-rated escorts', 'gay sex' and 'anal sex'.


In one instance, the user was found to be accessing the Merrill Lynch network while searching for the porn sites.


Police computer expert Cheung Chun-kit said yesterday he believed that in January 2003 the deceased had installed spyware on the desktop computer and the Sony Vaio notebook computer used by the defendant and that by early October it was possible he had examined about 7,000 of his wife's emails.


Mr King read out an entry in the defendant's notebook computer captured by an activity report dated October 7, 2003: 'You are still justifying your harsh action in the car with the kids by blaming it on me. You see Rob, at the end of the day it seems that I am the only one making the effort. I have shown you in many ways how I have been trying. But because of that fight and how uncontrollable you got in the car ... How you are always telling me we won't fight in front of the kids ... A fight and you give out an ultimatum ... I still can't believe it ... Is it how life is going to be? Who should be going to therapy? Whatever happens ... to us? You never use those words anymore ever.'


Asked by Mr King to verify the defence findings on porn websites, Mr Cheung admitted he had not searched for materials related to 'www.google.com' or 'gay sex' when examining the computers.


When asked why computer activity reports dated March to June, 2003 could not be retrieved Mr Cheung said he did not remember.


The case continues on Monday.


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