Man jailed for haul of toddler to teen porn images

AN IPSWICH man will serve six months in prison after pleading guilty to having hundreds of child porn images stored on his computer.

The Ipswich District Court heard yesterday police found 644 still images of child exploitation material in three computer hard drives belonging to Adam Humphry at a Purga address.

The 33-year-old was taken into custody in 2010 for an interview with police but wasn't charged with an offence until May last year.

He was charged with one count of possessing child exploitation material.

As he sat in the dock, the court heard he was charged with the indecent treatment of a child, who was known to him in 2005 and served a period of imprisonment.

The court heard the images ranged in age from toddlers to teenagers. The prosecution was seeking a prison sentence of up to two and a half years.

His solicitor told the court due to the lengthy gap between his interview with police and charges being laid, Humphry believed no action was going to be taken.

Judge Sarah Bradley said some of images found in Humphry's possession were very graphic.

"The possession of child exploitation material by an adult is viewed by society at large and the courts as serious," she said.

"Because the children involved in the making of the images are real children and they have been abused for the making of these images for the sexual gratification of people like you."

She said Humphry's actions were responsible for aiding the child pornography industry.

"You have pleaded guilty to having some 644 images. I accept that some are at the lower end of the scale but there were some that had actual penetration of children, some of them as young as toddlers.

"It is a despicable industry and you have been a part of that."

Humphry had his parents and partner supporting him in court.

Upon his release from prison, Humphry was placed on probation for two years. Judge Bradley placed Humphry on probation on the condition he took part in any programs or counselling that would address his pedophilia.



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