Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Myki Porn Scam:
Kenneth Palliser, a 62-year old computer technician based in Victoria, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud, deception and child exploitation.
In 2010, Palliser was employed to fix a teenage boy’s computer, but later went on to befriend the boy and two of his friends, aged just 15 and 16, by disguising himself as an attractive woman.
After connecting with the boys over Facebook, Kenneth began leaking images of child pornography over their accounts, and even went so far as to create a special virus that imitated a conventional Myki Public Transport survey. When clicked, this virus would dump malicious, sexual imagery of children on to unsuspecting victims’ computers.
When questioned by the Victorian County Court, Palliser also pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with reporting conditions that he was subject to as a serious sex offender. He was convicted of “contaminating” a public place with child pornography in 2007, and thereby responsible for informing his employers about his dark past.
Judge Gabriele Cannon stated that Kenneth’s offences were “sophisticated” and “involved significant pre-planning.” However, she did consider the fact that Palliser had not distributed the imagery for financial gain, which, had he done so, would at least have targeted “like-minded individuals” as opposed to unsuspecting victims.
Mr Palliser was sentenced to a maximum of six years in prison and must serve at least four years behind bars.
Kenneth had been hired on two separate occasions following his initial convictions because he was able to falsify his documents and mislead his employers. Had those companies decided to incorporate a professional background check into their employment processes, Mr Palliser’s lies would have been uncovered, and he would not have been able to spread his malicious content to the teenagers in question.
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