The Long Arm of the Law

Monday, June 12, 2006

Former senior public servant Nick Gill was sentenced to 14 days' jail, suspended on the rising of the court, and fined $Au3000 after being found guilty of having 66 stories, featuring mostly young boys, on his desktop computer.

There were no images.

The accused attempted to justify his actions with the pathetic statement:

"I didn't know text files were illegal"

In the judges closing statement he said:

"the danger of the stories was they create the perception that this might be acceptable.There is also the potential that the written word may encourage someone to act out what they've read."

Exploitation in any form is immoral.
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