NetGuide NZ - Another net porn distributor jailed

Warning: This story was published more than a year ago.
childabuse21.jpg

Another net porn distributor jailed

A Wellington man responsible for the security of an
international criminal network trading in child sex abuse pictures has been
jailed for four and half years in the Wellington District Court.

Daniel Jess Moore, 32, sickness beneficiary, pleaded guilty
to 10 charges of distributing and 51 of possessing objectionable material and
one count of making an intimate visual recording. Crown solicitor, Tom Gilbert,
told the court that in terms of the degree of organisation and scale, the case
was unprecedented in New Zealand.

 Moore was identified, along with the US man now serving an
18-year sentence, in a joint operation between New Zealand authorities and the
United States Secret Service. The pair were operating an international, organised
criminal network trading and distributing images of child sexual abuse on the internet.

The secret Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel was used to
trade many millions of child sex abuse pictures and movies exclusively between
its members – exact number unknown but exceeding100 active members. Moore was
responsible for the security of the channel and acted as administrator and
gatekeeper. He employed high-level security, to prevent unauthorised access.

Moore was first arrested in 2008 at a Wellington address, exchanging
files of offending material. In January 2009, while Moore awaited prosecution,
police arrested him for secretly filming up a woman’s dress as she stood at
traffic lights. Moore’s laptop computer was seized and DIA inspectors found
more than 8300 pictures and movies of girls ranging from infants to 14 years
old engaged in a range of sexual activity. He had also accessed some 16,000
objectionable images from an external hard drive and had been covertly filming
women in the Wellington region.

A further search warrant of Moore’s address uncovered
another computer containing child sexual abuse images, which had been stored
since the 2008 raid.

Interested in this topic?
We can put you in touch with an expert.

Follow Us

Featured

next-story-thumb Scroll down to read: