Weak Porn Sentence Has Opposition Outraged

Weak Porn Sentence Has Opposition Outraged

Queensland Shadow Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie

Sentence For Child Porn Distributor Must Be Appealed

Victor P Taffa

The Three-Month Jail Sentence for a Townsville man who distributed a vile child pornography guide over the internet must be appealed, the LNP said today.

Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said three months jail for distributing a graphic tutorial on how to sexually abuse young children was completely out of touch with community standards and sent the wrong message to paedophiles and other sex predators.

Mr. Bleiije said Townsville man Timothy Hinspeter, 36, would walk free back into the community after just three months following his conviction last Friday of possessing and distributing child exploitation material.

“I call on the Attorney-General to appeal this sentence immediately.” Mr. Bleiije said.

“I understand the explicit guide distributed by this man detailed how to sexually assault girls from infancy through to 13 years of age and that explicit instructions about different objects that could be used while performing illegal acts were provided.”

“This 3 month light sentence is yet another example of Labor’s weak sentencing regime. It is too lenient, fails to reflect the gravity of the offence and fails to act as a sufficient deterrent.” Mr. Bleijie said.

“I’m personally outraged and I know the broader community would find the sentence totally inappropriate.”

“Indeed it would seem this man and others caught by Police Taskforce Argos should be jailed and remain under supervision until they are found to be completely safe for release back into the community.” Mr. Bleijie said.