Child porn user jailed

A MAN found with more than 33,000 child pornography photos on his computer has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Ipswich District Court heard a major international police investigation led officers to the home of Paul Graeme Frazer-Poynting, 45, on July 18, 2009.

Police seized his Apple iMac computer and forensic investigators found Frazer-Poynting had about 2500 child abuse images and movies.

While on bail waiting to be sentenced, police received information via the cyber crimes centre that Frazer-Poynting was still downloading child porn.

Federal Police raided his home again on August 23 last year and found 30,609 images on a new computer.

Commonwealth prosecutor Aimee Aisthorpe said the photos showed thousands of infants and children being sexually assaulted and abused.

Ms Aisthorpe said 44 images depicted sadism and bestiality, and called for a penalty to deter like-minded individuals.

Judge Deborah Richards said a concerning feature of Frazer-Poynting's behaviour was while awaiting sentence for the first offences he downloaded many more, and much worse images.

Judge Deborah Richards said Frazer-Poynting's actions were "vile".

"It is very important a message is sent that this won't be tolerated by the court and community," Judge Richards said.

A non-parole period of 18 months was set, and 199 days of pre-sentence custody was taken into account.

Defence barrister Steve Kissick said Frazer-Poynting had an excellent work history as a Brisbane-based chef and caterer, and still had the support of his wife and son.

Mr Kissick said some of the images were duplicates and some were thumbnail-size making them "unusable".

The court heard while waiting to be sentenced originally, Frazer-Poynting misled the court by saying he was rehabilitated despite continuing to download child porn.


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