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Peter John Dagger
Peter John Dagger, a convicted paedophile, was found guilty in the Wellington District Court on 55 charges relating to child pornography and fined $14,770. The charges were:

40 charges of possession of objectionable material
8 charges of making objectionable material
7 charges of making objectionable material avaliable to another person

This was the first prosecution for Internet pornography networking in New Zealand.

A 41 year-old sickness beneficiary, Dagger had been before the court before. In 1991 he had been sentenced to five years in jail on six charges of sodomising a boy under the age of 16.

He was caught for his internet offending in an Internal Affairs Department covert operation, after they sent him an E-mail asking for any material he might have on child po
During sentencing, Judge McElrea said he was surprised the Internet crime did not carry a prison sentence. He said he hoped this would be remedied in the future.
rnography. He responded with seven files. His home was then raided and 3,500 pornographic files, including pictures of children engaging in oral and anal sex were found loaded onto his computer.

During sentencing, Judge McElrea said he was surprised the Internet crime did not carry a prison sentence. He said he hoped this would be remedied in the future.


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First person in New Zealand to be convicted of pornography on the Internet.

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