Child porn man bailed

A GOLDEN Square man who owned thousands of images and videos of children engaging in a variety of sexual acts is free to roam the streets of Bendigo.ps8.3110%Graphic images found on a computer owned by Kerri Burns, 34, depicted babies as young as 12 months old, as well as children and teenagers, being subjected to horrendous and violent sexual acts involving other children and adults. In the Bendigo Magistrates Court this week Burns pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography.He was convicted and sentenced to 16 months’ jail, however, he has been granted bail after appealing the severity of the sentence.The court heard Burns, who is HIV positive, watched the videos and looked at the images because he had no one else to talk to.The court heard Burns also suffered depression.Police raided Burns’ Booth Street home in May last year.More than 1000 images and videos were found on his computer’s hard drive and a further 100 images and 30 videos were found on a memory stick. Burns’ plea of guilty and his illness were taken into account during sentencing yesterday.Magistrate Susan Wakeling said he would have been sentenced to 24 months had he not pleaded guilty to the charge.Burns will appeal the sentence later this year.