Posted by: Bruce | March 6, 2010

Work stress ‘drove man to child porn’.

 
(My comment)
Come on. What next?
Last post highlighted a judge in Australia sentencing a pedophile priest while criticising the Catholic Churchs’ celibacy vows.
Look out everyone, don’t get stressed at work, you’ll turn into a pedophile!
Most of us go for walking, talking, sport, music, tele, sleeping or a zillion other things to de-stress.
I guess he will lodge a claim for Workers Compensation soon. Perhaps set a legal precedent: work induced pedophilia. The flood gates could open.
How Pathetic.
 
Work Stress ‘Drove Man to Child Porn’.
11:00 AEST Fri Mar 5 2010
By ninemsn staff

A Queensland man may have accessed 178 child porn images because he was stressed at work, a court has heard.

Brentford Paul Higgins, 38, was yesterday found guilty in the Ipswich District Court of viewing the images between October 2006 and May 2008 at his home in Springfield Lakes, the Queensland Times reports.

The court heard police seized Higgins’ computer in 2008 after receiving a tipoff he was downloading child pornography.

Authorities did not find any images saved on the harddisk but were able to track down Higgins’ browsing history in a folder of temporary internet files.

There they discovered he had viewed 178 images featuring up to 50 children aged between three and 18.

At the hearing, Higgins’ lawyer Bradley Farr tendered documents from a psychiatrist showing his client had been under severe work stress and this was one possible reason for his actions.

Mr Farr also told the court that 32 of the images were cartoon anime and did not involve real children.

But prosecutor Kila Pedder argued that the images were a serious exploitation of children.

“The defendant has accessed child porn material over a significant period of time which shows his actions weren’t impulsive or opportunistic in nature,” he told the court.

Higgins was handed a 12-month suspended jail sentence and released on a $1000 good behaviour bond.

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Responses

  1. what the news did not print that this man is a father and has access to young male and female children

    • We can be pretty sure that this guy will have been checked out thoroughly. If he wasn’t checked out he should be; when he gets out of jail he will be a registered sex offender and monitored by authorities. At least I believe that’s what usually happens according to other news stories like this. Let’s hope so because he shouldn’t be allowed the opportunity to access other victims.


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