Possession of Child Pornography – Suspended Sentence

Our client lost his phone in a park. It had been found by another person and was handed to the Police. In attempting to locate the owner of the phone, the Police found a large quantity of pornographic images. Our client was subsequently identified and charged with Possessing child pornography.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

Our client was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment wholly suspended for 2 years. For breaching a Community Based Order, an order was varied and extended to enable his participation in the Sex Offenders Program. No additional Sex Offenders Registration orders were made.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

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 25/02/2013