Customs media release
Indonesian man guilty of smuggling child pornography - Tuesday, 9th December 2008
A Customs investigation and prosecution was finalised today when a 23-year-old Indonesian national was convicted of importing child pornography in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.
Mr Andrew William pleaded guilty to the charge of importing goods in contravention of Regulation 4A of the Customs (Prohibited Import) Regulations 1956 and was placed on a good behaviour bond, given a 150 hour community service order and fined $750.
Investigations began on 22 February when Customs officers at Melbourne International Airport located DVDs in Mr William's baggage that contained images of children engaged in sexual activity and images of bestiality.
Williams was arrested by Customs Investigators and search and seizure warrants were conducted by Customs on his residence.
Customs National Manager Investigations, Richard Janeczko, said preventing the importation of child pornography remains a high priority for Customs.
"Customs continues to be vigilant in the detection, investigation and prosecution of people trying to smuggle such materials into Australia. The children depicted are the real victims.
"Customs will pursue these matters through the courts to bring to justice offenders," Mr Janeczko said.
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