The Department of Internal Affairs

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Clarification to earlier media release: 'Conviction highlights true nature of child pornography'


In the media release issued earlier today, the Department stated that the defendant, "pleaded guilty to trading and possession of pictures of girls aged from two months to 10 years in sexual explicit poses and being abused by adult men.”

The charge relating to the image of the two-month old baby had been withdrawn, and the defendant pleaded guilty to charges relating to images of girls aged between four years and 10 years.

Media contact:

Keith Manch
General Manager Gaming and Censorship Regulation Phone 04 495 9449, Cellular 027 445 6420

Vincent Cholewa
Communications Advisor Phone 04 495 9350, Cellular 025 272 4270