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DFAT IT guy gets kiddie porn suspended sentence

By johnboy - 25 October 2006 15

The ABC informs us that Peter James Wheatley, 48, of Calwell, has been given a 12 month suspended sentence for his child pornography collection, courtesy of the internet.

The IT worker at (where else?) the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was grassed up by foreign police who had become aware of his activities.

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DFAT IT guy gets kiddie porn suspended sentence
simto 2:15 pm 30 Oct 06

VG may be referring to downloading images as an act of paedophilia in and of itself.

Alternatively, he may have evidence of an additional, more direct act of paedophilia.

Certainly the linked document in the article says he’s not a paedophile but has voyeuristic tendencies.

I must admit, I’m a bit uncomfortable with how far the definition of paedophile can be stretched.

kieran AP 1:35 pm 30 Oct 06

‘He has performed an act of paedophilia as well ‘
vg is that scurrilous crap or do you have proof for that statement??? I know this guy, and in the past called him a mate, although I do not approve of his activities and no longer stay in touch, but to accuse him of paedophilia is at best, libel. Facts are good, unsubstantiated crap is bad. Pixie has always had issues and probably needs help, and people spreading that won’t help or anyone else.

johnboy 10:39 am 26 Oct 06

Because he didn’t go out and actively find this stuff and then pay for it.

Oh no!

seepi 10:33 am 26 Oct 06

‘addiction to downloading material from the internet’ – that’s a new one.

FC 10:13 am 26 Oct 06

Thats a bullshit sentence –
I think he will be moving out of Canberra soon…its a small place and he name is public now.
I feel sorry for his poor kids –

vg 9:22 am 26 Oct 06

He has performed an act of paedophilia as well

Absent Diane of the 8:26 am 26 Oct 06

don’t get me wrong – I think he deserved a lot harsher punishment than he got… but I would think at the very minimum they make him do some counselling.. to hopefully stop him reoffending.

Kane-O – the bloke obviously isn’t the smartest cookie in the world…to risk looking at porn at work at all is pretty stupid.. let alone that shit.

KaneO 9:59 pm 25 Oct 06

I dunno whats scarier, someone with pedo freak tendencies not being chucked behind bars, or a Govt ‘IT worker’ who doesn’t know enough about computers to cover his tracks.

vg 7:17 pm 25 Oct 06

Touche

johnboy 7:13 pm 25 Oct 06

Have a thought for the children being abused for his gratification in this material AD.

Absent Diane of the 6:55 pm 25 Oct 06

While true that he hasn’t performed an actual act of pedophilia.. downloading internet material of that sort indicates a tendency. I would have at least thought they would make the guy get some sort counselling or something. minimum.

Mr Evil 5:13 pm 25 Oct 06

“The guy should have received some sort of custodial term, even 3 months then suspend the rest”

Yep, and I bet he’s back behind the computer as I type this!

3 months in a womens prison, with no protection would be a good little deterent for scum like this.

vg 5:09 pm 25 Oct 06

One week Connolly gets it right with the rapist, the next week he’s soft again. The guy should have received some sort of custodial term, even 3 months then suspend the rest

bubzie 5:03 pm 25 Oct 06

OMG..that last name sounds pretty familiar..

i went to primary school with his kids. wow.

smokey2 3:34 pm 25 Oct 06

No doubt he will have a little bit of trouble keeping his security clearance.

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