Gregory John McGlone (left) and Adrian Peter McGlone outside court yesterday.
Gregory John McGlone (left) and Adrian Peter McGlone outside court yesterday.

Brothers on child porn charges

TWO brothers charged with possessing child abuse images from the internet have appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court.

Adrian Peter McGlone, 49 and his 52-year-old brother Gregory John McGlone appeared briefly before Magistrate Anne Thacker yesterday morning and are next due to appear for a committal mention on May 19.

The brothers, who are both listed in court documents as residing on King Street at Clifton, between them face a total of five charges relating to child exploitation material.

They were charged on January 14 after a raid on their residence by detectives from the Queensland Police State Crime Operations Command Taskforce Argos, which investigates child abuse and the production and distribution of exploitative images.

Police have alleged the brothers were found in possession of child abuse images on a computer disk and on a USB memory stick and have also been charged with using a carriage service – namely the internet – to access the images.

Neither of the brothers was required to enter a plea or to make any statement during their court appearance.

Accessing child pornography on the internet is a Commonwealth offence and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.

The Federal Government has proposed changes to the Code raising the maximum term to 15 years.

Trials involving child exploitation material are held in the District Court, which visits Warwick several times a year.

Also awaiting a further court appearance in Warwick on an unrelated possession of child abuse image charge is former Clifton resident Stephen Lewis Smith.

Smith, 56, now resides in South Australia and is next due to appear in court here on March 9.

His is facing one count of possessing child exploitation material.

Smith was originally charged in May last year.



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