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    Australian police officer caught with more than 8,000 child porn images avoids jail after claiming it was an accident

    A Queensland police officer caught with more than 8000 child porn images on his home computer has avoided spending any time in jail.

    Thomas James Anthony Wilson, 25, pleaded guilty in Brisbane's District Court today to possessing the lewd material, including pictures of boys as young as 10 engaging in sex acts.

    He was sentenced to 18 months' jail, but the term was wholly suspended after his lawyer successfully argued Wilson had downloaded the images by mistake.

    The former policeman, who has since lost his job, was one of 1717 suspects identified as part of a 2003 child porn investigation by US Customs and FBI agents.

    Police traced his credit card to a child porn website titled “Sunshine Boys”, where Wilson had paid a $35 access fee.

    A March 28, 2006 raid on his Shorncliffe home on Brisbane’s northside uncovered a computer loaded with pornography.

    In all, 8742 images were identified as depicting children aged between 10 and 18 posing nude, masturbating and engaging in sex acts.

    Wilson's defence barrister Craig Eberhardt told the court his client had not purposefully sought out child abuse images when he downloaded pornography files from the internet.

    He suggested Wilson may have viewed some of it as a way to deal with his own sexuality as a young man.

    "(He is) not a pedophile, he does not have pedophilic tendencies," Mr Eberhardt said, citing medical evidence.

    "His culpability comes from his failure to get rid of it once he knew it was there."

    Judge Tony Rafter SC said a wholly suspended sentence was appropriate because Wilson posed no risk to children and was unlikely to reoffend.

    But he said the actions of the disgraced policeman had nonetheless helped to feed an "evil and exploitative industry".

    "You should have been accutely aware of the seriousness of the offence because you were a serving police officer at the time," Judge Rafter chastised.

    "I accept that you did not actively seek child pornography and these images were accessed somewhat accidentally.

    "I am also mindful that as a former police officer, a period of imprisonment would be harsher upon you."

    Wilson left court supported by family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post

    "I accept that you did not actively seek child pornography and these images were accessed somewhat accidentally.
    How in the blue fuck do you 'accidentaly,' access and save thousands of images via a website you had to use your credit card to access?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    How in the blue fuck do you 'accidentaly,' access and save thousands of images via a website you had to use your credit card to access?
    In short, you don't and this Judge is an absolute idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    "(He is) not a pedophile, he does not have pedophilic tendencies," Mr Eberhardt said, citing medical evidence.
    Pedophilia is the primary or exclusive sexual attraction of adults to prepubescent children. A person with this attraction is called a pedophile.

    The ICD-10 and DSM IV, which are standard medical diagnosis manuals, describe pedophilia as a paraphilia and mental disorder of adults or older adolescents, if it causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

    The term pedophile is also used colloquially to denote an adult who is sexually attracted to young adolescents, especially younger than the local age of consent, as well as those accused or convicted of child sexual abuse or child pornography-related offences.

    What's that saying. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck. Sounds like a pedophile to BIG.
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