Philip Blowers was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of five years imprisonment, with a non-parole period of two years and eight months for offences relating to the transmission of child abuse material.
On 18 August 2020, Mr Daniel Mark Knowles was convicted of online child exploitation offences relating to two female children under 16 years residing in the United Kingdom (UK) – both of whom were his previous students while he was working as a teacher in the UK.
A man who adopted the persona of an 11-year-old lesbian girl called Maddie to chat to girls via Twitter, was sentenced in October 2019 to four years and six months’ imprisonment. It is the second prosecution under ‘Carly’s Law’ since the legislation was introduced in 2017.
In May 2019, an Adelaide paedophile described as ‘a child’s worst nightmare’ by Judge Chapman in the District Court of South Australia, was jailed for 40 years and three months, with a non-parole period of 28 years.
On 22 November 2018, Ahmad Zia Alizadah, 35, was sentenced in the District Court of Western Australia to 9 years’ jail with a non-parole period of 4.5 years, for smuggling asylum seekers on boats from Indonesia.
A 39-year-old Sydney man, David Leslie Grubb was convicted for child exploitation offences—using a carriage service, to procure a person under 16 years of age for sexual activity and for possessing child abuse material. Grubb was also sentenced for separate state offences.