Kristian James King

Posted: December 6, 2012 by Serendipity in Queensland, Victoria
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http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/08/16/1029114013140.html

Porn man ‘trying to help stamp it out’

By Jamie Berry
County Court Reporter
August 17 2002

A former primary schoolteacher who pleaded guilty to possessing and producing child pornography claimed he was helping Australian and US governments to stop its infiltration on the Internet, a court heard yesterday.

Kristian James King, 29, also pleaded guilty in the County Court to seven counts of indecent acts and three counts of sexual penetration with two children he babysat in Brighton and Safety Beach between October, 2000, and September, 2001.

He admitted to a total of 12 child sex charges.

Prosecutor Mark Gamble told the court King took more than 100 explicit photographs of the two boys.

Police found the pictures among about 900 other hardcore pornographic images King had downloaded from the Internet after his flatmate, a policewoman, became suspicious of the time he spent on his computer.

Police were able to trace the mothers of the two boys he had photographed.

Judge Julie Nicholson said: “Words can’t really express what the parents must have had to go through in dealing with the photos.” She described the offences as “horrific” and a case of “young innocence, lost forever”.

King told police he had “an altruistic motive” to clamp down on the illegal websites.

King shielded his face for most of the day-long hearing. His lawyer, Tony Howard, QC, said his client had “substantial contact” with hundreds of children for more than a decade. Mr Howard submitted to Judge Nicholson that a fully suspended jail term should be imposed.

The court heard King lived with his parents in Brisbane and worked at a supermarket. He was granted bail. His pre-sentence hearing continues on Tuesday.

 

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