The U.S. government is planning to call in a police detective from the Plano Police Department in Plano, Texas, to offer an expert testimony in the fields of Internet technology in connection with the case against former Whispering Palms School principal Thomas Weindl.
Assistant U.S. attorney Rami S. Badawy said that police detective Jeffrey Rich, who is currently assigned to the Plano Police Department's Family Violence Unit, is an expert in computer forensic analysis in child exploitation investigations.
Rich is also currently assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Innocent Images Task Force in Dallas, Texas.
Badawy said Rich will testify about how the Internet works, Internet protocol addresses, and how Microsoft Windows operating systems store temporary Internet files.
Weindl is facing charges in federal court for using a laptop to review child pornographic materials.
The indictment charged Weindl with two counts of receipt of child pornography, and two counts of access with intent to view child pornography. He pleaded not guilty. The jury trial will be on Jan. 28, 2013.