‘Child porn is a trivial matter’ milkman tells police

WHEN police officers found child porn on three sheets of glossy paper, in Glen Robin Murray's drawer, he told them it was a "trivial matter" to him.

Murray, 58, pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton District Court to one charge of possessing child exploitation material.

Defence barrister Jordan Ahlstrand told the court unlike other child exploitation offenders, his client found it sexually gratifying viewing images of that nature.

Mr Ahlstrand said many of his clients viewed child exploitation material out of curiosity.

The court heard police officers searched Murray's home on April 8 of last year and found 29 images of sexually exploited children between the ages of seven and 12. Crown officer Hamish McIntyre said the police searched Murray's home after a tip-off from his ex-wife.

Twenty three of those pictures were category one images of young children posing naked, and in a sexual manner.

The remaining six images were category two pictures.

Judge Helen Bowskill was appalled at how the 58-year-old milk delivery man thought possessing images of such depravity was merely a trivial matter.

"It honestly sounds like you do not understand the severity of your actions," Judge Bowskill said.

"The thought of possessing 29 pornographic images of children between the ages of seven and 12 as being trivial is a serious concern for the community.

"This is not a victimless crime, the children portrayed in the images are the victims.

"If there was no market for child exploitation then those children would not be procured and exploited for the likes of you."

The court heard Murray did not mention the offence to his family, including his three children, because he was ashamed of his actions.

"You should be ashamed... let this court proceeding be a lesson to you for your actions," Judge Bowskill said.

Murray was sentenced to six months imprisonment with immediate parole.



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