Douglas even went as far as having the contents of the cameras encrypted to prevent the release of the pictures. If defense attorneys wanted to see the materials, they had to come to Douglas' office to do so.
Douglas was protecting the photos from release because he said they were too "sensitive" and "offensive."
Last week, an Idaho judge ordered the prosecutor to make copies of the videos and give them to Duncan's defense attorneys, after they argued that not having access to the tapes prevented them from preparing his defense.
Later in the week, court papers released to the press indicated that those pictures were indeed of Duncan, photographing himself with the two children. Police said Shasta Groene, 8, told investigators about the pictures on the day she was rescued at a Coeur d’Alene restaurant.
Shasta Said She Saw Pictures
Shasta told police that Duncan molested them repeatedly and killed Dylan. Her nine-year-old brother's burned remains were found at the campsite. Some reporters believe the video shows the actual murder of Dylan.
Duncan, 42, a convicted sex offender, was released in May on $15,000 bail after being accused of molesting two boys. In April, he broke into the home of Brenda Groene and killed her, her 13-year-old son and her boyfriend. He then kidnapped Shasta and Dylan.
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