Man jailed for child sex abuse images

TESSA JOHNSTONE
Last updated 17:00 04/07/2014

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 A Porirua man has been sentenced to jail after sharing more than 600 images of young girls in sexual poses, some aged under 13.

Raymond Charles Petersen, 47, was charged after being found with objectionable images of seven young girls on file sharing networks.

Petersen, a former IT student, was also charged with possessing a file containing more than 150 objectionable images and admitted that he had accessed objectionable material on and off for a few years.

Department of Internal Affairs censorship compliance team leader Jon Peacock, who initiated the investigation, said continuing damage was done to the victims by the copying and subsequent viewing of the images through file-sharing networks.

''The act of further distribution re-victimises the young girls, who we were unable to identify. Possession of them encourages further production of the images and further abuse of the victims to occur.''

Petersen was sentenced in Porirua District Court to seven and a half months, and for six months after his release will face restrictions on his access to the internet, to children, and will attend of a sexual abuse treatment programme.

Judge John Walker said today deterrence was the most important principle in this case and home detention was inappropriate given the seriousness of the offending.

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