Paramedic faces child-porn trial

A PARAMEDIC will face trial charged with accessing child pornography.

John Patrick Hinder, 43, who worked as an intensive care paramedic in Bundaberg, did not enter a plea to the charge of using a carriage service for child exploitation material.

A number of pornographic images of children were allegedly found on Hinder’s laptop, which was seized when his Urangan home was raided on July 12, 2009.

Three police officers and a forensic computer analyst gave evidence at yesterday’s committal hearing in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court.

The court heard police had raided Hinder’s home after a national police taskforce provided information his credit card had been used to access child pornography over the internet. They allegedly found 18 images on his laptop.

Hinder told police his wallet had been stolen and his computer left unattended on several occasions.

He will face trial in Hervey Bay District Court.



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