5 Jun 2013

Man involved in paedophile ring jailed

8:45 pm on 5 June 2013

A Canterbury man has been jailed after pleading guilty to his part in an international paedophile ring.

In February this year, three New Zealand men were charged with a range of sexual acts on four boys between 13 months and 13 years of age and with making and distributing objectionable images.

The man from Canterbury, who has name suppression, had earlier admitted 27 charges, including indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection with a boy, and making, possessing and distributing objectionable images.

At the Oamaru District Court on Wednesday, Judge Joanna Maze described how the man filmed his 13-month-old son in a sexually indecent way and put images and videos of the acts on the internet.

Judge Maze told the man that he exploited the trust of his son, who was unable to protect himself.

The man was jailed for eight years and 10 months and must serve at least five years of the sentence.