Two years' jail for child porn addict, maker

A man described as ''addicted to child porn'' was sent to prison for two years yesterday when he appeared for sentencing on more than 30 charges, most relating to child pornography.

Judge Stephen Coyle said the community had the right to know the name of Gregory Stewart Naylor (47), of Cromwell, and that he was ''a risk to children''.

Naylor appeared in the Alexandra District Court on 33 charges. He admitted one charge of making an objectionable publication, four of distributing objectionable publications, five of publishing an intimate visual recording and 23 of possessing an objectionable publication.

Counsel Tim Cadogan said the question was how did someone with ''a previously blameless life land up in the dock like today''.

The defendant blamed nobody but himself and had co-operated fully with police, he said. He had been remanded in custody since pleading guilty to the charges last month and did not seek name suppression.

Naylor was sentenced to a total of two years in prison for making and distributing objectionable publications and publishing intimate recordings and fined $150 on each of the 23 charges of possessing objectionable material. Judge Coyle said the pre-sentence report said Naylor had started viewing ''adult porn'' and then, in time, moved to viewing child porn and images of bestiality.

''It seems to me that you have some way to go to understand your addiction to porn and how you became addicted to child porn.''

Naylor would clearly need help to resolve those issues and it was ''not simply a matter of going cold turkey, as you might think'', Judge Coyle said.

In the facts summary, Detective Gary Hyndman said some of the objectionable photographs had been found on Naylor's cellphone. Police searched Naylor's home in February this year and seized his cellphone and laptop computer.

A total of 257 objectionable images and two objectionable videos were found. There had been 22 sessions where photos were shared with chat-room users. A selection of images and videos were the focus of the prosecution and the images included child porn and bestiality.

Skype was also used to ''distribute a large number of objectionable images'', Det Hyndman said.

''Possession and distribution of objectionable images and intimate recordings are an international problem and cause a great deal of emotional and psychological harm to the children and women depicted in these images and recordings,'' Det Hyndman said.

Many of the images in Naylor's possession appeared to have originated in Eastern Europe where children were often exploited for this type of offending, he said.

Mr Cadogan said Naylor had always been a user of ''normal'' porn on the internet and had met someone online he could ''fantasise'' with about child porn.

The discussions remained ''of a fantastical nature'' and there was no suggestion Naylor would have acted out those fantasies - ''it was talk and that was all'', Mr Cadogan said. Naylor's actions had ''cost him everything'' and he had made two attempts at taking his own life.

The defendant was remorseful and there was the prospect of rehabilitation, as Naylor had shown a willingness to engage in counselling, he said. The offending had ended Naylor's 19-year marriage.

Judge Coyle believed the defendant had shown ''guilt and regret but not genuine remorse''. After the matters initially came to light, Naylor had reoffended.

One aggravating feature was the vulnerability of the children depicted in the photos and another was distributing the images of young children for sex purposes. The only mitigating factor was the defendant's guilty plea.

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