CCO for Possession of Child Pornography
This is a case study on a CCO for Possession of Child Pornography.
Our client was charged with Possession of Child Pornography after the police attended at his home following notification that files had been downloaded onto his computer. Our client was arrested and interviewed where he made a no comment interview. The number of images alleged to be in our client’s possession totalled approximately 7,500 and the categories ranged from Child Exploitation Material (CEM) 1 to CEM 5.
Amelia Ramsay acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
The client pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two year Community Corrections Order with conditions that he complete 250 hours of unpaid community work, undergo assessment for treatment and rehabilitation, and complete the Sex Offenders Treatment Program as well as any other offending specific programs. He was also fined $5,000.
Sex Offender Registration is mandatory for all offences involving children and, as such, the client was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for a period of 8 years.
Overall, this is an excellent result which allowed the client to avoid a term of imprisonment. Child pornography offences are treated very seriously and many accused persons receive a term of imprisonment for possessing a large number of images. By presenting a number of supporting character references and information about the client’s personal circumstances and otherwise good character, we were able to achieve a CCO for Possession of Child Pornography which is a positive result for the client and his family.
Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.
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DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/01/2018