Christopher John Wright, 33, pleaded guilty to child pornography and indecent assault charges. He was yesterday jailed for two years.HUNDREDS of children were made victim to the “depravity” of a West Launceston man, a Supreme Court judge has said.
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Christopher John Wright, 33, was jailed for two years yesterday after being convicted of child porn and indecent assault.

Wright was charged after an Australian Federal Police search of his home on January 18 uncovered 2453 images, 206 videos and 106 text files about child pornography.

He pleaded guilty on December 8 to accessing child porn between March 1, 2005, and January 18, 2011 and transmitting child pornography between May 21, 2009, and October 31, 2010.

He also made child porn by taking photographs on his phone of committing an indecent act with a 10-year-old girl in the Launceston area on February 14, 2010, and taking photos and videos of his indecent assault of the same girl on April 25, 2010.

The abuse occurred at a community centre while her family was in the next room.

It was uncovered after a police examination of the images stored on his laptop.

Wright had emailed one of the videos to two other people.

Chief Justice Crawford said Wright’s crimes were so serious that imprisonment was the only appropriate sentence.

“All of the children depicted in the still images and video clips, as well as the little girl (in Launceston), are victims of his depravity,” Chief Justice Crawford said.

A random selection of the images and videos was played at the Supreme Court in Launceston when Wright entered his guilty plea.

The files were classified on the Oliver Scale as ranging between level 1, depicting children posing erotically, to level 5, depicting sadism or bestiality involving children.

Chief Justice Crawford said Wright traded the images and videos through international networks.

“During the period in question, he exchanged such material with people using 36 different email addresses in places as diverse as the United Kingdom, France and Germany,” Chief Justice Crawford said.

“In all he sent 86 still child pornographic images to 24 email addresses in a 14-month period.”

Wright will be eligible for release in December 2013 if he provides a $5000 surety to be of good behaviour for three years.

He will then be placed on the sex offenders register for six years.

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