Posts Tagged ‘Mackay’

German-national jailed over child porn ‘collection’

By Melissa Maddison

Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:13am AEDT

A north Queensland man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to accessing and possessing thousand of images of child pornography.

The District Court in Mackay was told German-national Martin Hornof was arrested and charged after an Australian Federal Police investigation last year.

Officers searched his property in Mackay and seized an encrypted laptop and hard drive, which contained more than 3,700 images and videos.

Hundreds were deemed to be in the most serious category of child pornography.

Hornof was charged with knowingly possessing child exploitation material and use of a carriage service to access child pornography.

His defence told the court Hornof viewed the images out of curiosity and did not pay for or distribute them.

In sentencing, Judge John Baulch said the fact Hornof accessed the images over a 14-month period showed the viewing was not opportunistic and described it as a “significant collection”.

Hornof was sentenced to 15 months in jail, but will be released after serving four months.


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Damien Christopher Park

Posted: February 24, 2013 by Serendipity in Queensland
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Age:  33 (2013)

Location: Mackay – Qld

Offence: Attempting to procure a child under 16 for a sex act & distributing and possessing child exploitation material.

Sentence: 3 months in jail.

Other: Thought he was talking with a 14 year old girl who was actually a police officer. Pleaded guilty  in the Mackay District Court.


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Jim Mulcair

Posted: January 31, 2013 by Serendipity in Queensland
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Journo jailed for indecently touching girl

Posted May 8, 2008 07:43:00

A north Queensland print journalist will spend the next three months in jail after he admitted to indecently dealing with a young girl.

Former Daily Mercury journalist Jim Mulcair yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of indecent treatment of a child under 12 – he admitted to the District Court in Mackay that he had inappropriately touched a six-year-old girl more than four years ago.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, but will be released in three.

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Child sex offender in Mackay court

Bruce Mckean | 15th October 2009

PETER Mangnoson moved to Sarina from South Australia after being convicted of a child pornography offence but police had to track him down and take him to court in Mackay after he failed to register as a reportable sex offender despite being given official notification.

When police went to get him in Sarina on Tuesday, Mangnoson tried to avoid them by walking behind the backyards of neighbours’ properties to get to his own back door.

He was unco-operative and aggressive towards Mackay Child Protection and Investigation Unit detectives and was handcuffed and arrested.

He was refused bail and held in custody overnight until his case yesterday.

Peter John Mangnoson, 40, who used to live in Whyalla, was convicted in March this year of possessing child pornography on his mobile phone.

Mangnoson lost the phone in a hotel last year and it was handed in to South Australian police who found a significant number of sexual images of children.

Judge Peter Herriman said Mangnoson’s partner supported him through the trial and said she had confidence in his rehabilitation.

Judge Herriman set a jail term of 15 months, suspending it for a two-year good behaviour bond and 96 hours of community service.

Mangnoson pleaded guilty in the Mackay Magistrate’s Court yesterday to failing to comply with reporting conditions imposed by the Australian National Child Offence Register (ANCOR) on October 6.

The court heard that he was convicted of a child sex offence in South Australia on March 6 this year.

Prosecutor Constable Tania Cutler said Mangnoson had to be a reportable offender for eight years.

Detectives gave him a notice to report on September 8, requiring him to register within 28 days.

“He signed an acknowledgement form indicating he knew his reporting obligations,” Const Cutler said.

He did not report within those 28 days.

Duty lawyer John Aberdeen, of Legal Aid Queensland, said the offence for which Mangnoson was convicted in South Australia was not a reportable offence there but was a reportable offence in Queensland.

Mangnoson was a train driver who lived by himself in a rental property.

He was fined $600.


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Internet child porn king jailed for four years

August 30 2002

A man who ran an international child porn club and had the biggest collection of computer child porn images ever detected in Australia was jailed for four years today.

Robert Stephen Keating, 43, a boilermaker, of Walkerston, 15km west of Mackay in northern Queensland, pleaded guilty in the Mackay District Court today to eight child pornography related counts.

The court was told Keating had 226,500 porn images on his computer. More than 180,000 of those were child abuse material while the remainder was adult pornography.

The previous Australian record for computerised child pornography was 140,000 images.

Keating operated an international porn club which had 184 members.

Local police raided his home after a tip-off from police based in the United States.

District Court Judge Brian Hoath sentenced Keating to four years’ jail.

The maximum sentence for the offences was three years but Judge Hoath added an extra year because some of the charges related to Keating reoffending while on bail.

He has already served 221 days in prison on remand.



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Job seeker molested by manager

Bruce Mckean | 9th February 2009

GLYN Jones molested a 15-year-old boy who came to him looking for employment.

Jones, now aged 52, was an operations manager when the incidents occurred in 2006. However, he now works for a different company as a human relations consultant.

Jones pleaded guilty in the District Court in Mackay yesterday to unlawfully and indecently dealing with a 15-year-old boy, wilfully exposing the boy to an indecent video and wilfully exposing the boy to an indecent act.

One of Jones’s employees in 2006 knew the boy and suggested to the boy that he seek employment.

Just after his 15th birthday, the boy approached Jones who took him to his Andergrove residence and wrote down a draft resume in the kitchen.

Jones then took the boy to the lounge room, went and got a video, which was pornographic, portraying both gay and straight sex, prosecutor Brendan Manttan said.

Jones played the video, exposed himself to the boy and then performed a sexual act with the boy.

There was a three-year delay in prosecuting the case because police were not involved until February 2007. Jones was arrested in October 2007 and there was a committal hearing in August 2008.

Mr Manttan said the boy co-operated with Jones because he felt “intimidated” by him.

He also said Jones had taken advantage of the situation, in which the boy was vulnerable.

Judge Julie Dick, SC, said references spoke highly of Jones, both personally and professionally.

She said the boy had gone to Jones to gain assistance and he exploited an opportunity which presented itself.

Jones was jailed for nine months, wholly suspended on condition he commits no more offences for 18 months.

Jones had taken advantage of the situation, in which the boy was vulnerable.


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Jackson was sentenced in the District Court at Brisbane to two and a half years jail, suspended after serving 10 months. He pleaded guilty to using the internet to access child pornography and possessing child exploitation material. Jackson was living in the Deception Bay area at the time of offending.

Man jailed for child porn images

11th Aug 2006 8:00 AM

DETECTIVES found 238 child porn images on a computer they seized from a Mackay man more than two years ago, the Magistrate’s Court was told yesterday.

Army Reservist Peter Rodney Jackson, 30, who works as a cleaner and console operator, was jailed for nine months, to be suspended after serving two months.

He pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography images on a computer in Mackay on January 27, 2004.

It was his second conviction for possessing child porn.

Jackson was originally arrested on January 17, 2003, when Juvenile Aid Bureau officers raided his home, seized his computer and found 139 child porn images.

It took 12 months for the computer to be examined.

When the officers went back to Jackson’s house in January, 2004, they confiscated a second computer and found another 238 images on it.

Jackson was fined $1500 for the first offence.

But in sentencing him for the second offence yesterday, visiting Magistrate Damien Dwyer said he formed a view that an actual term of imprisonment should be served by Jackson.

”This a very serious offence,” Mr Dwyer said.

”The community takes a very dim view of it (child pornography).”

The court was told that Jackson had not re-offended since his second arrest in January, 2004, and he was also seeking counselling.

The computer used to contain the pornographic images was forfeited.

The case was handled by the Mackay Child Protection Investigation Unit, formerly known as the Juvenile Aid Bureau.


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