Alex man jailed 3 years for child porn

Geordy Peter Brian Johnstone. Photo: Staff photographer
Geordy Peter Brian Johnstone. Photo: Staff photographer
An Alexandra man convicted of a slew of possession of pornography charges has been sent to prison for more than three years.

Geordy Peter Brian Johnstone (24) was convicted in the Alexandra District Court today by Judge Emma Smith of 28 charges of possessing objectionable images of children in sexualised situations.

They included a representative charge of possessing 5681 images and videos of children in sexualised situations, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the publication was objectionable, between December 23, 2017 and February 7, 2019.

The other charges were committed between December 23, 2017 and February 3, 2019.

All the offending took place in Roxburgh and the images were on Johnstone's desktop computer and iPhone.

The publications included images of female children being sexually violated, performing oral sex and subjected to bestiality.

Judge Smith said the depravity of the offending was high, and Johnstone had no "significant insight" into his offending or consideration for the victims in the images.

All the charges were laid under the Film, Videos and Publications Classification Act and had a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment or a $50,000 fine.

Judge Smith sentenced Johnstone to three years and three months' imprisonment.

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