Christchurch man jailed over child sex video

Christchurch man jailed over child sex video

A Christchurch man who paid an Auckland woman $300 to send him a video of her sexually abusing a 15-month-old child has been sentenced to five years jail.

In June, Matthew Garland Kelly pleaded guilty to 16 charges including 10 of possession of an objectionable publication, five of making an objectionable publication and one of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection.

The 22-year-old was sentenced to five years jail on all charges by Judge Paul Kellar in Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

In 2014, Kelly paid Krystal Harvey $300 to send him a video of the 23-year-old performing a sex act on a 15-month-old child.

That footage was found on a cell phone which, along with a computer, was seized and examined by police who were alerted to Kelly by another woman concerned about contact he’d had with the child.

Objectional images of babies and children aged 3-14, including a number which featured animals and adults, were found on the devices. Online conversations in which Kelly offered money to women to spend time alone with their children as well as conversations in which he detailed sexual acts he would like to perform on children were also found.