Edward Vaughan Green

Posted: November 5, 2012 by Serendipity in Location, South Australia
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Jailed for filming children at Christmas pageant

  • Court Reporter Hannah Silverman
  • From: The Advertiser
  • April 29, 2011 12:00AM

A FREELANCE artist has been jailed for taking explicit footage of children at the Christmas pageant.

The District Court yesterday ordered that Edward Vaughan Green, 54, of Devon Park, spend at least six months behind bars for his crimes.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to three aggravated counts of possessing child pornography.

Those offences also included secretly filming his then-partner’s daughter in her bed and in the shower, and other children at the beach.

In sentencing yesterday, District Court Judge Wayne Chivell said Green’s “strategic” crime preyed on the innocence of children.

“You took advantage of their innocence and the fact that they were concentrating on the pageant,” he said.

“Clearly this filming had been done surreptitiously.”

Green’s obsession was discovered by police who pulled him over for a minor traffic offence in 2009.

It was then that they found a camera containing some of the footage wrapped in brown paper on the front seat of his car.

Judge Chivell jailed Green for 18 months with a non-parole period of six months in view of his attempts at rehabilitation.


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