Jail for convicted child porn offender

Graeme Ross Allen, 46, will serve up to three and a half years in prison

A Tauranga man is set to serve prison time after being found guilty of possessing and distributing objectionable images of children.

Graeme Ross Allen, 46, will serve up to three and a half years in prison for his offending.

The sentence was handed down by Judge Tom Ingram at Tauranga District Court on Monday afternoon.

In her submissions, Crown prosecutor Hayley Sheridan asked for a starting point of five and a half years be considered by the judge.

She says a collection of more than 1500 objectionable images were discovered to be in Allen's possession.

“In addition, Mr Allen has distributed six category A images showing serious sexual abuse of children; penetrative sex between and adult and child; and in some cases content being even more explicit.”

During sentencing, Judge Ingram outlined the maximum penalty for each charge.

He says a maximum of 10 years relates to the possession of objectionable images and a maximum of 14 years applies to the supply of objectionable material to another person.

“I note the maximum penalty as this has recently increased to match public concern over the increasing availability and prevalence of this type of material.

“In this case the pre-sentence report indicates Allen as a man who has fallen into a pattern seen often by the courts.

“Factors such as social isolation has seen him drifting into viewing objectionable material, which in turn then sees him very quickly distributing this material helped by increasing internet speeds.”

He made note to Allen's early plea and co-operation with authorities throughout the trial and ordered a discount of 18 months in total be applied to the sentence.

In addition to jail, Allen has been added to the sexual offenders register.



5 Comments

OMG

Posted on 21-01-2018 12:12 | By Capt_Kaveman

what is it with people and their affiliation on this subject, apart from the images which are already past tense and as far as i see this person has not fiddled with any person or child but is made out to be worse than some violet dickhead which has physically ruined or killed someone, or violent home invasion but gets less time but infact has done more damage, just saying about what is level in terms of damage, and not saying what he did is acceptable

before going to jail

Posted on 17-01-2018 08:48 | By Mein Fuhrer

how about 24 hours in a stockade in the town square, before boarding a one way flight to the campbell islands.

Porn punishments

Posted on 16-01-2018 12:20 | By socantor01

These guys are permanently ill - they should not be sent to jail from which they will eventually be released, unchanged. White Island? Auckland Islands?

First Time Offender???

Posted on 16-01-2018 12:15 | By carpedeum

Or is it just the first time he has been caught !!!

Child porn sentencing

Posted on 16-01-2018 12:12 | By Christine1965

Three and a half years for what this guy has been found to be promoting is incredible. Children have been ruined all over the world in the most horrific manner. At least show the seriousness this type of offending deserves.

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