Department of Internal Affairs v Chadwick  NZDC 20716
Published 12 September 2019
Sentencing — making material relating to child sexual abuse and exploitation — distributing material relating to child sexual abuse and exploitation —
possessing material relating to child sexual abuse and exploitation — no tariff case — Robinson v Police  NZHC 2655 — R v Zhu  NZCA 470 — Webb v
R  NZHC 2966 — Films, Videos, Publications Classification Act 1993, s 132A.
The defendant appeared for sentence on 11 charges of making, 6 charges of distributing, and 5 representative charges of possessing material relating to child
sexual abuse and exploitation. He had on two laptops approximately 1300 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of girls. He had also sent
six images to other online users and had made 11 objectionable images himself. More than 2000 deleted objectionable images and videos had been recovered
from his electronic devices, suggesting offending going back to 2011. The material fell into categories A, B and C. Aggravating factors were abuse and exploitation
of real children; major impact on victims; the duration of the offending (some 20 months); scale of offending; creating new original material; age and vulnerability
of victims; premeditation and online behaviour; re-victimisation of some victims; very serious offending; and the defendant's persistent and enthusiastic offending
and use of multiple identities. The defendant had previous convictions for similar offending in Australia. The Court set a start point of eight years imprisonment
and added a one-year uplift for the previous offending. The Court applied a 25 percent discount for guilty plea, meaning a final sentence of six years nine months. Judgment Date: 3 October 2018.