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Canterbury sportsman jailed for child porn

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A Canterbury sportsman has been jailed for possessing internet porn of toddlers and children - described as being at the worst level of child sex abuse. 

The 39-year-old was found to have 3450 images and videos hidden on a computer, involving sadism and sexual abuse of toddlers, pre-pubescent children and young teenagers, Court News reports. 

Some of the images showed bound and gagged children and sixty five percent of the content has been described as being at the worst level of child sexual abuse, Court News reports. 

The man admitted two charges of distributing nine objectionable child abuse images online and one charge of possessing 3450 of them, in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

He is well known in church and sporting circles in the Canterbury community where he lives, defence counsel Andrew McCormick said.

The man has been jailed for two years and three months and has interim name suppression until an appeal for the suppression is heard in the High Court in a few weeks.  


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