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Bus driver in child porn case

A SCHOOL bus driver was allegedly found with 11 child pornography videos on a USB stick, a court was told.

Raymond Donald Jay pleaded not guilty in the Bundaberg District Court yesterday to possession of child exploitation material.

Prosecutor Amelia Loode told the court the USB stick was found during a police search of Jay's bedroom in his Avenell Heights home on August 17, 2009.

Ms Loode said at the time, Jay lived with his de facto partner and three of her children and Jay was the only person with the password to the computer.

The court was told the others in the family, apart from one of the children, used the computer sparingly.

Ms Loode said Jay had used the computer to download from peer-to-peer file sharing site LimeWire, which has since been closed down.

"It's through this method the defendant downloaded this material," she said.

"It was from this the material was copied on to the USB stick."

Ms Loode said one afternoon, one of the teenage girls living in the home called her mother into the room after she saw pornographic words relating to a 12-year-old floating across the bottom of the screen.

The teenager was told by her mother to leave it and get off the computer.

The court was told the same teenager had seen child pornographic titles roll across the screen on previous occasions and had told her brother and sister about it.

Ms Loode said in August, after an argument with Jay, the teenager phoned police and told them about the child pornography.

The court was told police later seized the computer tower and a silver USB stick that had been kept in a safe in the bedroom.

"Police located 11 videos on the USB stick with child pornography on them," Ms Loode said.

The court heard some of the file names contained the ages of children 12 and 14 with references to rape.

Ms Loode said when police interviewed Jay, he denied possessing the child pornography.

The trial continues today.

Topics:  bundaberg district court bus driver child porn trial


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