second time in a week a man has been jailed for 20 months
after trading child sexual abuse images on the Internet.
Leigh Jordens, 47, mechanic of Invercargill, was
sentenced by Judge Kevin Phillips in the Invercargill
District Court yesterday on 30 charges involving the
distribution and possession of objectionable publications. A
Christchurch man received the same sentence last week for 10
Internal Affairs Deputy Secretary, Keith
Manch, said the Department traced Jordens after being told
of a New Zealander operating on an Internet chat room.
“When our inspectors visited Jordens they found
evidence of hundreds of objectionable files on his computers
and more than 42,000 files on discs,” Keith Manch said.
“Over 15,000 of these were believed to be objectionable.
They included the sexual abuse of girls aged six years or
“These sentences should serve as another warning
to offenders that they risk jail for perpetuating this trade
and that our investigators can uncover the most
sophisticated attempts at
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