Australia: Don’t hang around with nasty people — join a church youth group!
A former police officer who has admitted doctoring photos of teenage girls he met through a church youth group and posted them on a pornographic website says he likes to think of himself as an “artist”.
Wayne Paul Mason, 42, is charged with more than 50 child sex and pornography charges after one of his alleged victims found on a website explicit photos of herself and other girls taken by him nearly a decade earlier.
Mr Mason, who was an officer with the NSW Police between 1997 and 2003, has pleaded not guilty.
Update: Mason has been found guilty and sentenced to a minimum of seven years’ jail.