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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Craig Stanley and Rebecca Michels jailed for Just 20 months after police found thousands of depraved child porn images

A former soldier who went on the run after police found thousands of depraved child porn images at his Melbourne home has been jailed for 20 months.

Craig Stanley, 28, fled in October last year with his partner Rebecca Michels, 25, after a raid on their Langwarrin home in outer Melbourne led to the discovery of more than 17,000 child porn images.

Police also found 279 images that Stanley had made, involving a girl the couple met through nudist activity, the Melbourne Magistrates Court was told on Wednesday.

Michels has admitted making 10 images involving the girl.

Stanley pleaded guilty to possessing 17,381 child porn images, to making child porn images and transmitting three images.

Prosecutor Anne Hassan said the fact the identities of the children in the 17,381 images were not known did not mean they were not victims.

"These are real victims, real children," she said. Read More