Norman Buchanan

Posted: September 26, 2014 by Serendipity in NSW
Tags: , , , ,

NSW man jailed for child porn images

September 26, 2014 11:04AM

A SYDNEY man sentenced to at least 18-months’ jail for possessing thousands of child abuse images, some depicting incest and bestiality, was a firefighter and childrens’ sport coach.

NORMAN Buchanan was sentenced to a maximum two-and-a-half years’ jail in a Sydney District Court on Thursday for supplying a prohibited drug and multiple counts of possessing child abuse material.

He was arrested in January after police seized laptops, USB drives and iPhones from his Waterloo unit in central Sydney.

Court documents show the 31-year-old, who told police he was a firefighter and former coach of teenage rugby players, stored nearly 7000 pictures and videos of children on one laptop alone.

A number of the videos of children, aged between five and 17, showed father-son incest and sexual acts with dogs, the documents show.

Buchanan told police he’d started accessing the material through a browser, which allows users to search the web anonymously, 18 months before his arrest.

The browser and sites were recommended to him by users of a chat site he frequented, he said in the interview.

According to court documents, Buchanan nodded when police asked him if his computer contained child abuse material during the search of his home.

Police also seized a notebook with names and dollar amounts, scales and a number of drugs including GHD, MDMA and ice, from Buchanan’s home.

Buchanan denied selling drugs but admitted he had intended to use a glass pipe found at the house to smoke ice.

He also admitted he used small plastic fish-shaped containers, usually used to hold soy sauce, to store drugs.

Buchanan will be eligible for parole in March 2016.


Join us on Facebook



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s