NEWS Photo pervert avoids jail time
A FORMER Inpex manager who secretly filmed dozens of young girls at shopping centres for his own “sexual gratification” has walked from court on a suspended sentence.
Jason Lee Pipe, 32, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to 33 counts of making the indecent recordings and one count of possessing child abuse material.
The court heard Pipe’s peeping came unstuck when his employer at Inpex found the videos on his work laptop following a malware scare in April 2017.
Police were notified and subsequent searches of his electronic devices found hundreds of covert recordings, including 33 focusing on the groin area of unsuspecting prepubescent girls he had filmed without their knowledge.
More than 250 child abuse images were also recovered and forensic analysis revealed Pipe had used search terms including “hardcore rape porn” and “torture young girl”.
In suspending Pipe’s twoyear and six-month sentence immediately, Justice Peter Barr said Pipe’s offending was “the product of aberrant behaviour entrenched over 20 years or more”.
“You told a psychologist that you started taking photographs of prepubescent girls when you were just 12 years old, you would visit local shopping centres and surreptitiously photograph young girls,” he said.
Justice Barr said Pipe first realised his behaviour was wrong when aged 13 he was confronted by a woman at a supermarket and was also cautioned by police at age 18 but was undeterred.
“Any subsequent attempt you made to desist from taking photographs was apparently unsuccessful,” he said.
“Even when you were confronted by your former wife about your behaviour you denied you had a problem and continued to engage in the behaviour.”