Case Note – Convictions in Child Exploitation Sentences.

In R v ZB [2021] QCA 9, the Court of Appeal, was required to consider an appeal against the recording of a conviction for an offence of possession of child exploitation material.  Ultimately the Court found in favour of the Applicant, determining that the consequences of a recorded conviction would adversely affect the offender and the community. FACTS The applicant pleaded guilty to one charge of the possession of child exploitation material.  police located 98 images depicting child exploitation material, 51 of which were still accessible. About one half of the images were in category one images. The Applicant participated in an electronic record of interview at which time he made admissions to possession […]