Jail for man with child porn material involving babies

A FORMER Mackay man caught with child pornography, including 1055 photos and 32 videos, will be behind bars for 10 months.

The "highly offensive" material found in Peter Rhodney Jackson's caravan included babies being used in sexual acts, which prosecutor Susan Hedge said was a "particular horror".

Jackson, 39, pleaded guilty to using the internet to access child pornography and possessing child exploitation material.

The court heard he had previously been convicted of possessing child pornography.

At Brisbane District Court on Thursday, Ms Hedge said police searched Jackson's caravan at Deception Bay, north of Brisbane, in June 2014 and found the pornography.

She said he admitted all of the 1055 photos were from one website that he had accessed for about 18 months.

Ms Hedge said a large number of videos were in the second worst category of child exploitation material.

She also said one particularly bad photograph included one of a boy strapped in a rope harness.

She said the child exploitation material was highly offensive and serious.

Ms Hedge also said Jackson's previous convictions for possessing child pornography had not deterred him from re-offending.

"General deterrence is a ... very significant factor in these types of sentences because people must be deterred from using this sort of material, which is not a victimless crime and does lead to the abuse and inappropriate conduct of children," she said.

The court heard Jackson had admitted he had a serious problem that he needed to address and found it difficult to control his compulsion at times.

District Court Judge Gary Long sentenced Jackson to two and a half years jail, suspended after serving 10 months.



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