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Paedophile caught with 300,000 child porn images said the kids were ‘ACTORS’ not victims

Twisted paedophile caught with 300,000 child porn images said he didn’t think watching it was wrong because the kids were ‘ACTORS’ not victims

  • A former school teacher has been caught with over 380,000 child porn images  
  • The padeophile was also caught with 17,000 videos and 1,600 files of children
  • He said the children in the pornographic images and videos were just actors
  • The man was denied parole because he didn’t have suitable accommodation 

A paedophile caught with over 300,000 child porn images said he didn’t think viewing the content was wrong because the kids were actors. 

Former school teacher Donald Anthony Capon, 53, was caught with more than 380,000 images, 17,000 videos and 1,600 files of children, according to US authorities. 

The children were either naked, partially naked or engaged in sexual acts in videos and stills.  

Capon admitted his primary motivation for being in possession of child porn material was due to the thrill because it was illegal and forbidden content 

The Taranaki man from New Zealand’s north island began to share explicit images of children in an internet chatroom in late 2015. 

Capon was sentenced to four years and six months in prison in 2016 after being convicted of several charges including possession of objectionable material, distribution of objectionable publications and importing prohibited goods. 

He was denied parole in January and December last year, the NZ Herald reported.

Capon had completed a child sex offenders programme in prison, which he said he found ‘difficult’ but was ‘happy with the progress’ he made. 

Parole Board panel convenor Tania Williams-Blyth said Capon had addressed his ‘distorted thinking’ about the victims being actors. 

‘He realises that he was lying to himself and they were not actors,’ said Ms Williams-Blyth. 

‘Lying to himself, he thought that merely watching videos was in no way as serious as those who committed the crimes.’ 

Capon was sentenced to four years and six months in prison and had undergone a child sex offenders programme

Capon was sentenced to four years and six months in prison and had undergone a child sex offenders programme

Ms Williams-Blyth said Capon admitted his primary motivation for possessing child pornography was for the thrill because it was forbidden material that was against the law. 

‘Now he says he doesn’t need the thrill because the medication he is on is managing the highs and lows that he has felt.

‘He will continue to take his medication and will engage in other activities such as voluntary work, church and hospice activities.’  

Capon has said he would like to engage with a psychologist and would go through one in the public health system if he found it unaffordable. 

He was denied parole because he did not have appropriate accommodation approved for his release.    

Capon, now 53, will remain in prison until his next parole hearing in March. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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