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Man had 180,000 child porn files

A MAN found with over 180,000 child pornography, real and animated, images and videos was on the verge of causing distress to himself or others when picked up by police.

The Rockhampton District Court heard this in statements made by a psychologist in a report about the offender who had accessed the material over a 20-month period.

Nathan Daniel Green pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child exploitive material and one count of using a carriage service to obtain child pornography.

The 27-year-old, who was 22-24 years old at the time of the offences, accessed and paid to view 10 child pornography websites between January 31, 2007, and October 11, 2008.

He also admitted to police that he'd used a mobile phone device to view images.

Crown Prosecutor Dearne Galbraith said police identified the defendant when he used his details to subscribe to two child pornography websites.

"The amount of material in this matter is extremely large," she said.

Ms Galbraith said Mr Green's actions were not spontaneous or impulsive and he had retained 99% of the materials he had accessed on the websites. She said the majority of the images were of children under the age of 12.

"He did admit (during a police interview) to becoming sexually aroused by child porn," Ms Galbraith said.

Defence Barrister Tom Polley said Mr Green had undergone a psychology assessment conducted one year ago, and sought counselling afterwards, with the psychologist's report stating Mr Green, at the time of apprehension, was well on the way to paraphilia, namely paedophilia.

This is defined as intense recurrent sexual urges towards, and fantasies about, prepubescent children and on which feelings the individual has either acted or which caused distress or interpersonal difficulty.

Mr Polley said the report also noted Mr Green had not yet entered that stage and was no threat to society. He asked Judge Grant Britton to only give Mr Green a head sentence of two or two and a half years, considering Mr Green had not reoffended in the past three years.

Mr Green was sentenced to two years, nine months, to be released after nine months, for using a carriage service.

He was also sentenced to two years for one count of possessing child pornography, suspended after nine months, and nine months for the second possession charge. All sentences will be served concurrently and he will be on good behaviour and probation after jail.

Child porn accessed

  • 50,368 real images
  • 585 videos
  • 126,485 animated images
  • 361 animated videos
  • 4000 images and videos on five DVDs
  • Paid to access 10 websites, paying monthly fees of between $29.95 to $100

Topics:  child pornography



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