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Roman Zadorov, who is on trial for the 2006 murder of a 13-year-old girl from the Golan, frequently surfed pornographic Web sites specializing in pedophilia, and once attempted to download a snuff film onto his computer, a police computer expert told the Nazareth District Court yesterday.

Tair Rada was found dead in the bathroom of her school in the Golan Heights town of Katzrin in December 2006.

Tzachi Segal, who heads the computer crime department of the police's Northern District, said 263 pornographic photographs had been found on Zadorov's computer.

However, it cannot be proven that they feature underage girls, since they could be pictures of adult women who look younger than their age.

Regarding the snuff film, said Segal, there is no proof that the download was ever completed, but it is clear that Zadorov began it.

"Only someone who carefully searches for such sites and films will find them," Segal said.

"The very fact that he wrote 'snuff' [in his searches] attests to a man with the kind of fantasies seen only in such films. These are authentic underground films of the rape and murder of children."

Segal also testified that four days before Rada was stabbed to death, Zadorov surfed a Web site that gave instructions on using a knife as a weapon.

During the cross-examination, Zadorov's attorney, David Spigel, asked why police had never examined the computer of one of Rada's classmates, even though Segal had recommended doing so. The attorney also sought details about other possible avenues of inquiry, such as the computer department's examination of information that appeared to hint at the existence of a Satanic cult at Rada's school and its probe of statements in support of the murder that appeared on various Internet forums, including on the school's Web site.

Mother fit to be tried for son's drowning

A mother who allegedly drowned her son off a Bat Yam beach two weeks ago is fit to stand trial, according to a psychiatric evaluation handed yesterday to the Rishon Letzion Magistrate's Court.

Also yesterday, the court extended the remand of Olga Borisov by five days, at the end of which she is expected to be indicted. This was her third remand extension to date.

Borisov, 42, was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly drowning and killing her son, Alon.

After her arrest, Borisov recounted her actions and told police she had planned to drown the boy several days prior to the incident, as he had become a "burden."