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Dad sent photos of daughter to pedophile website in Russia

A MAN who posted photos of his own daughter on a Russian pedophilia website has been jailed - after her photos were viewed by more than 200,000 people.

Ipswich District Court heard the 50-year-old was a member of the child exploitation website, going under the username "Tempted", and encouraged other men to comment on pictures of his daughter and her friends.

He shared up to 50 photos of his child and others online, publishing her full name, as well as that of two of her friends.

The defendant accessed the site an average of three times a week over 19 months.

He said he was attracted to the girls' "innocence", but his desires "underpinned a much more sinister intention", the court heard. He uploaded secretly-taken photos of his teenage daughter in the shower, as well as other suggestive pictures of two of her friends.

When police from Taskforce Argos raided his home in February this year, he was found to have 50 indecent photos on his computer, including images of girls being violently raped.

The court heard that the man's wife has remained with him, and the daughter has been allowed to live at home despite the police investigation. The Department of Child Safety said it was not necessary to investigate further or intervene in the case.

In court the photos were described as "sick".

Judge Sarah Bradley said it was "inevitable there were still photos out there" of the man's daughter, because in cyberspace it was hard to delete images.

She said his actions were "abhorrent and horrific".

The father was sentenced to 18 months' prison, but will be released in six months on a $500 good behaviour bond for three years. He will also be placed on probation.

Topics:  department of child safety, pedophilia, prison term, taskforce argos




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