Lost phone leads to child exploitation charge

Last updated 10:31 31/07/2013

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A Nelson man has admitted downloading child pornography after a member of the public found his lost cellphone, which contained 240 sexual images of children.

Unemployed 46-year-old David John Goodman pleaded guilty in the Nelson District Court yesterday to 29 charges of possessing objectionable publications.

Goodman has previously served jail time for similar offending.

Judge David McKegg denied defence lawyer John Sandston's request for bail, indicating that Goodman would likely be sent to prison again.

In March, a member of the public found a Huawei smartphone which had been lost or discarded in Nelson, prosecutor Wayne Johnston told the court.

The cellphone was water damaged and would not turn on, but there was a 4gb memory card inside.

The finder later put the memory card into a working cellphone and discovered it contained images of "young children in various sexual poses", Johnston said.

They took the phone to the police station.

A police electronic forensics team analysed the phone's contacts and text message record and the memory card, and determined that both had belonged to Goodman.

Goodman was spoken to by police and admitted downloading the images from the internet, between October and November 2011. He also admitted losing a Huawei phone.

Judge McKegg remanded Goodman in custody for sentencing on September 2.

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