A serial sex offender who preyed on teenage girls online and
repeatedly asked them to send nude photos to him has been
jailed for 15 months.
Melbourne man Robert Paul McKenzie, 24, befriended the girls,
who were aged between 13 and 16, via Facebook in 2009 and
He repeatedly asked them to send him naked photos of
themselves, which two of the five girls agreed to do, the
Victorian County Court heard on Monday.
McKenzie was also found with up to 350 child porn images.
Jailing McKenzie, Judge Meryl Sexton said his conduct was
"predatory, persistent and manipulative".
She said the offending occurred at a time when sexting was
big among young people.
The judge said the child porn images, which were found at
McKenzie's Altona house, depicted nudity but no sexual
She noted McKenzie had a difficult upbringing, had been
diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and was still
young enough to learn how to have age-appropriate
Judge Sexton jailed McKenzie for a further 15 months.
McKenzie has been in custody since 2010 on other similar
matters and is a registered sex offender for life, the court
He was due for release in July next year, but Judge Sexton
extended his non-parole date until two years from Monday.
McKenzie pleaded guilty to five counts of procuring a minor
for child porn and one count of possessing child porn.