Former primary school teacher Frank Viola Could serve as little as 7 months for possession of child exploitation material with kids as young as 9 !
A former teacher who was “sexually attracted” to pre-pubescent girls, has been convicted of possession of hundreds of images and videos of child exploitation material featuring children as young as 9 years old and all categories from simple posing of children to full blown hardcore.
He was sentenced to a maximum of just 15 months behind bars, the least he can serve is half of that which is as little as just over 7 months ! What a slap on the face to every single one of the children featured in his horrendous collection.
If it’s not shocking enough to hear that a primary school teacher was sexually attracted to the very children he was meant to be teaching, meant to be nurturing and protecting but instead he was fantasising about those children. He fantasised so much he would then go home and search the dark web for images and videos of children the very same age !
Frank Joseph Viola was charged in August last year after police seized a USB and computer from his home and discovered the collection. Viola, who was sentenced in the District Court last Friday after pleading guilty to possessing child exploitation material, told police in an interview that he was sexually interested in girls aged 10 to 12.
The 60-year-old resigned as a teacher in 2010 after 28 years, citing a “burnout”, and he told police he had been downloading child porn from the internet since 2005 – while he was still working in classrooms.
Judge Amanda Burrows said the category four images – which showed girls aged as young as nine performing oral sex on adults – as “very serious images indeed”. “I consider this to be a significant collection of child exploitation material,” she said. “You admitted you had a sexual interest in young girls. I find the interest you had was considerable and long-standing.”
She said she was sceptical about Viola’s claims the sexual gratification he had received from looking at the material had diminished over the years because of “health issues”.
There was evidence, Judge Burrows said, that he had accessed the material the night before police raided his house. So in other words he would never have stopped accessing and collecting this sick perversion unless he was made to stop.
Viola told the author of a pre-sentence report that he had not sought help for his paedophilic interest because he was “embarrassed and was scared of the repercussions”. Defence lawyer Rod Keeley said Viola was remorseful and had pleaded guilty to the charge at the first opportunity – which Judge Burrows said she took into account in sentencing.
However, Judge Burrows did not agree Viola should be handed a suspended sentence, finding his crime was too serious. “People like you, downloading this material, create a market for its creation,” she said.
Exactly Judge Burrows !
Those who download child exploitation images and videos directly contribute to the rape and exploitation of children !
How you may ask ? but they’re on the otherside of the world you might say.
FACT: Every single one of the children depicted in those videos and pictures is a REAL child who is being REALLY raped and abused !
FACT: As much child exploitation material is made in Australian and American homes as in foreign nations. Our children are being exploited just as badly as the foreign children.
FACT: By downloading child exploitation material you ARE contributing to the entire child exploitation industry.
Frank Viola should have the entire book thrown at him, 7 and a half months feels a little cheap considering he was a teacher who was literally in charge of children the same age as the ones he was scouring the dark web to find and collect images and videos of.
Child exploitation material features REAL children who are REALLY being RAPED and ABUSED ! They spend the rest of their days looking at every person who stares at them wondering “has this person seen the movies ? is this one of the sick perverts who has seen me being abused ?” Imagine that life.
That’s the life that child exploitation material viewers DOOM children to ! A life always wondering “Is this one of the sick perverts who got off on my abuse ?”
Child exploitation material needs a MUCH harsher sentence ! 7 months is a sad pathetic joke just like most of our legal system !