A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.
A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Accused paedophile stands trial for child abuse

THE trial against a man charged over his alleged involvement in a national paedophile ring, has begun in Sydney.

Phillip Edwards, 58, faces more than 100 child abuse offences, relating to the alleged abuse of eight boys.

Police will allege the former life coach was a member of a paedophile ring which included the child rapist Robert "Dolly" Dunn.

Mr Edwards fronted the Downing District Court on Tuesday.

The trial is expected to run for at least a week.



Six-year-old still critical after yesterday's fatal crash

premium_icon Six-year-old still critical after yesterday's fatal crash

Condition update from Queensland Children's Hospital

Fisherman loses finger out at sea off Central Qld coast

premium_icon Fisherman loses finger out at sea off Central Qld coast

Coast guard and QAS respond to calls for help

Two boat crews rescued at the same time

premium_icon Two boat crews rescued at the same time

First boat had capsized after hitting a rock