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Canberra man arrested for downloading child porn.

By Mick - 7 January 2010 69

A tip off from the FBI has lead to Canberra police arresting a Canberra man, Michael Cooper, whilst he was in the process of downloading images.

He has over 5Tb of explicit images and was caught after actually posting an image.

Clearly he has no morales, brains or much of a future.

The full article is on the ABC News site including a photo of the offender, Michael Cooper.

He’s been granted bail but is not allowed to access the internet…

Is that really good enough?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/07/2787475.htm

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69 Responses to
Canberra man arrested for downloading child porn.
Postalgeek 10:24 am 08 Jan 10

Cameron said :

Never really been a fan of media being able to plaster images/video of innocent-until-proven guilty people all over the web/television – regardless of how guilty they might appear from the outset.

I’d be interested in hearing how they propose to prevent him from accessing the internet. Aside from being able to walk into any library or internet cafe, there are plenty of other ways he could do it without them knowing – wireless hotspots etc.

Anyway… is what really good enough? That he only got bail and an internet ban? I’ll reserve judgement until he’s convicted and sentenced. No doubt it will be yet another wrist slap.

+1 Allegations such as these can destroy a person, even if they are acquitted. Sure let the mob burn him on a cross once he’s convicted, but until then personal details should be left out of the media.

Panhead 10:14 am 08 Jan 10

dvaey said :

Sadly, these stories are becoming too common these days. The only bit that surprises me was that it wasnt a senior public servant or a police officer, like we usually hear about being caught.

..or a school teacher or a member of the clergy.

hellspice 10:13 am 08 Jan 10

sunshine said :

he’ll probably either get weekend detention or a good behaviour order. ridiculous if u ask me – should be sent to a term of imprisonment, not let out on bail!!!

going by what others have got this is exactly right, he will just get to chum it up with his buddies on the weekend and discuss tactics while they are out during the week !!
thats if he did it

Jim Jones 10:13 am 08 Jan 10

Mick said :

5Tb is a lot of storage in anyone’s language. Sure, maybe it’s not full, but you don’t keep buying disk unless you plan on filling it with something, and juding by this man’s tastes, it’s probably not mp3’s.

So, you have no idea (or evidence) about what is on 5TB of disk space, but you’re going to assume it was all for child pr0n.

You really are a numpty. You should join that lame-ass vigilante squad or something.

harryhaller 10:07 am 08 Jan 10

The angry mob mentality displayed by many on RiotACT, when stories such as this are posted, really amazes me anew every time.

Mick 9:57 am 08 Jan 10

5Tb is a lot of storage in anyone’s language. Sure, maybe it’s not full, but you don’t keep buying disk unless you plan on filling it with something, and juding by this man’s tastes, it’s probably not mp3’s.

fnaah 9:15 am 08 Jan 10

Never let facts get in the way of a good story, eh? The article states he had 5Tb of *storage space*, not 5Tb of kiddie porn.

dvaey 8:23 am 08 Jan 10

Sadly, these stories are becoming too common these days. The only bit that surprises me was that it wasnt a senior public servant or a police officer, like we usually hear about being caught.

shauno 1:45 am 08 Jan 10

When labors filter arrives they wont catch people like this as they will have to use a VPN and with a convenient output server in Russia and 256 bit tunnel good luck catching them.

seanneko 10:13 pm 07 Jan 10

I’m by no means defending him, but where does it say he had over 5TB of images? It says he had 5TB total storage space on his 7 computers and 7 portable devices, not that it was all completely filled with images.

Cameron 9:39 pm 07 Jan 10

Never really been a fan of media being able to plaster images/video of innocent-until-proven guilty people all over the web/television – regardless of how guilty they might appear from the outset.

I’d be interested in hearing how they propose to prevent him from accessing the internet. Aside from being able to walk into any library or internet cafe, there are plenty of other ways he could do it without them knowing – wireless hotspots etc.

Anyway… is what really good enough? That he only got bail and an internet ban? I’ll reserve judgement until he’s convicted and sentenced. No doubt it will be yet another wrist slap.

pug206gti 9:06 pm 07 Jan 10

Is that really good enough?

Probably yes at this stage. And I don’t doubt her honour applied the Bail Act appropriately.

Mr Waffle 8:54 pm 07 Jan 10

And of course, the fabulous internet filter would have had absolutely no effect at all in stopping these perverts… it took law enforcement officials to bring him down. You know, the people who aren’t getting a slice of those hundreds of millions of dollars being pissed away on the filter…

sunshine 8:54 pm 07 Jan 10

he’ll probably either get weekend detention or a good behaviour order. ridiculous if u ask me – should be sent to a term of imprisonment, not let out on bail!!!

NickD 8:36 pm 07 Jan 10

He’s been changed with a crime, for which he at present is only alleged to have committed. If he poses no threat to the community and is considered likely to turn up in court then of course he should be given bail. What are you suggesting?

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