Aussie lawyer jailed for kiddie porn in PH

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SYDNEY—A former barrister was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail Tuesday for paying for young girls to be sexually abused in the Philippines while he watched on a webcam in Australia.

Dominic Patrick Hickey, 49, pleaded guilty to one charge of procuring a child under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity outside Australia.

He had paid for girls as young as 7 to be sexually abused by males to his instructions, paying organizers in the Philippines about $12.90 each time, according to reports.

His requests reportedly included one involving a young girl between the ages of 4 and 7, and one which would have been something “like (in) a porno film.” However, not all his requests were carried out.

In sentencing, Victorian County Court Judge Felicity Hampel said Hickey had preyed on poor, vulnerable children.

“Your conduct showed no regard for the children. You actively encouraged the abuse,” she said, according to The Age.

The newspaper said that Hampel ordered Hickey to undergo sex-therapy treatment while in custody and said he would be registered as a sex offender for life.

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  • walaywalay

    Filipino will elect this guy to the senate—joslosos raped an 8 yr old got 2 life sentences was elected as representative twice while serving his sentence and the president loved the child rapist so much he received a pardon
    GIVE THE AUSSIE A HUG AND A VOTE

    • AlexanderAmproz

      In case I don’t mistake he got a pardon from GMA

      • walaywalay

        right on so did estrada
        but GMA did not elect him to office twice while serving life nor did GMA elect the new mayor of Manila
        that was all the act of Pinoy voters

  • hello stupids

    Philippines have a chance of freedom?
    more US navy more child abuse …so sorry

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