Qld man caught with 90,000 child abuse images at airport

A Queensland man found in possession of almost 90,000 child abuse images while trying to board a flight from Brisbane Airport has managed to escape jail time.

The then 69-year-old man was busted by Australian Border Force officers in May 2018, after he attempted to depart Brisbane for a holiday in Italy with his partner.

After being selected for a baggage inspection, officers allegedly uncovered a USB device containing 184 CAM* images, while a further 88,249 CAM images were found on the man’s laptop.

The Brisbane man was arrested and charged with attempted export of Tier 2 goods, while the matter was referred to Queensland Police for further investigation.

Following further inquiries, the man appeared in the Brisbane District Court on June 23, where he entered a guilty plea for one count of attempted export of tier 2 good, two counts of using a carriage service for child abuse material and two counts of knowingly possess child abuse material.

The man was convicted and sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, fully suspended, with a two-year good behaviour bond and a $1000 recognisance.

The maximum penalty for the import or export of child abuse material is 10 years imprisonment and or a fine of up to $525,000.


* CAM - Child Abuse Material (Definition added by CPP)

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1 comment

  • Aniva

    Legal system clearly went with the lightest sentence possible … a reward for the most heinous possible crimes on Earth … perpetuating the debasement of innocent children through sexual abuse, torture, murder, kidnapping, deprivation of liberty etc. responsible for life-long trauma, suicide, learned abusive behaviour, extremely compromised ability to experience any quality of life etc. The only possible reason for this utter joke of justice has to be that the system is stacked with paedophiles. This obscene sicko will go on to enjoy his favourite pastime unhindered by any Australian court of justice it seems.

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