Christchurch man with 29,000 child sex abuse images jailed

Christchurch man with 29,000 child sex abuse images jailed
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A Christchurch man has been jailed for 25 months for the possession of over 29,000 child sex abuse images and videos. 

Corey Andrew Challis, 34 was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty to being in possession of 29,380 objectionable images and videos depicting child sex abuse and exploitation.

He saved the content to his work computer and an external hard drive.

The images were discovered by Challis' employer who reported it to the Department of Internal Affairs, The Department's Censorship manager, Stephen Waugh says.

"It is of particular concern to us when offenders download and view child sexual exploitation and abuse images while at work.

"This can potentially widen the victimisation circle for the children in these images as well as expose unsuspecting colleagues to these abuse images."

The Department is focused on eliminating the abuse and the creation of such material. 

If you are the victim of a child abuse crime, visit the Child Abuse: Directory for information and support.

If you or someone you know are struggling, contact organisations such as Safe Network, WellStop and STOP, local treatment providers, or specialist therapists.