Man caught with child porn, forced teen to send nude pics
A 22-YEAR-OLD man who was caught with child pornography involving babies, coerced a teenage girl into sending him nude photos before publicly humiliating her by posting them to Instagram.
At the age of just 20, Alastair Wayne Anning was found with about 10,000 photos and videos of child exploitation which he downloaded using an app he thought was untraceable.
Within that group, police found category four images showing children - including a baby and primary school aged children - being orally and anally penetrated by adults, a court heard.
Anning was arrested and released after 117 days in custody on Supreme Court bail, but even a taste of prison life didn't deter him from continuing to exploit children for his dark desires.
In October last year, Anning met a 15-year-old girl online and asked her to send him nude images, blaming her for his self-harm if she didn't comply.
The girl sent him several images, but eventually stood up to Anning who then created an Instagram account using the girl's full name and suburb to post the images.
When police searched his home, they found several more child porn images.
Anning yesterday pleaded guilty in Maroochydore District Court to six child sex exploitation charges including four counts of possessing child exploitation material and single counts of involving a child in producing child exploitation material and making available child exploitation material.
The court heard details of Anning's criminal history in which he threatened an 18-year-old girl when he was the same age because she spurned his request to be his girlfriend.
He was sentenced to nine months' probation with no conviction recorded.
Anning's defence barrister Simone Bain told the court her client had attempted suicide at the age of seven or eight after his parent's "vicious break-up" which ended in his mother's abandonment.
Despite Anning's attempts to access therapy, Ms Bain told the court local practitioners reported "feeling out of their depth" treating him, but he'd been graded at a "moderate" risk of re-offending.
Judge Brian Devereaux said Anning's conduct was "serious" and while offenders don't usually know the children in the images, there is still "exploitation" involved.
Considering the 411 days Anning spent in prison, Judge Devereaux sentenced him 18 months imprisonment, suspended after three months for two years for the charge of making available child pornography.
For the remaining charges Anning was sentenced to three months imprisonment after which he will be released on probation for two years and eight months.