A Yass resident and former senior executive of the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has been sentenced to one year and nine months in jail for the possession of child pornography.
Leon Michael Wicks, 50, a registered Yass paedophile, had pleaded guilty to five charges of possessing child pornography on his home computers.
He was sentenced in the Queanbeyan District Court this week.
Police charged Wicks after they raided his Yass home on December 16 last year. They seized an internet-ready laptop, which is prohibited for people on the Child Protection Register, a camera SD card, two computer towers and USB thumb-drives for examination.
The hardware contained images of young boys in sexually explicit activities.
Police further charged Wicks with obscene exposure in a public place, behaving in an offensive manner in a public place, and failing to comply with reporting obligations as part of the sex offender's register.
He has pleaded not guilty to these charges. They will proceed at a later date before Goulburn Court.
Wicks is a former senior executive of the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) and worked as a teacher at TAFE in Yass.
He was placed on the Child Protection Register after being convicted of paedophilia in 2005. He was SES far-west division executive officer, based in Cobar, when he pleaded guilty to having sex with boys during a Thai holiday.
He was sentenced to five years' jail for that offence with a non-parole period of three years.