A judge has ordered the Montreal police force to hand over the evidence it has against Howard Krupp, the Dollard-des-Ormeaux businessman facing pornography charges.

The judge wants the police to give his defence lawyer the 12,000 images that they have on computer disks.

The police are unhappy about having to hand over a copy of the computer disks, but Krupp's lawyer, David Linetsky, says Crown prosecutors are obligated to hand over evidence to the defence.

Linetsky says he wants to look at the evidence with the help of an expert to see whether the Crown has made its case, and that the information is needed to defend his client properly.

The police have expressed reservations about anyone other than them having access to the images, but Linetsky says there's no reason to be concerned.

However, an assistant chief prosecutor at the municipal courthouse says he finds it awkward that in order to give full disclosure, the alleged pornography has to be reproduced.