Ross Alexander Mundy
A "depraved" man with child sex and porn convictions has been caught again with illegal material. Ross Alexander Mundy, 48, a kiwifruit contractor from Te Puke, pleaded guilty in Tauranga District Court yesterday to 24 charges of knowingly possessing objectionable materials. The charges are the latest in a string of offending by Mundy. Over the past decade he has been convicted and jailed for grooming a girl for his own gratification, offering a child as a sex toy on the internet and possessing illegal images and was once described by a Tauranga judge as "sick" and "depraved".
Mundy's latest crimes came to light on April 4 last year when a Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) investigator was checking the internet for New Zealanders offering and sharing child sexual abuse publications. The particular application the inspector searched allows users to share and download folders containing text files, moving images and music files containing objectionable materials.
* In 2004, Mundy offered a boy aged 7 as a "pleasure toy" to be drugged and sexually abused when he sent emails containing pictures of the child naked. His excuse for inviting others to the Western Bay to abuse the child, as well as possessing more than 1300 images of children being raped, was that youngsters "were young and pretty". He pleaded guilty in Tauranga District Court to 41 child pornography charges. Mundy failed in a bid to be freed on bail while he waited to appeal his sentence. The judge who dealt with him, Judge Peter Rollo, described him as "sick" and "abhorrent and depraved."
* Slightly more than two years later, Mundy was back in court and jailed after grooming a young girl for his own sexual gratification. He was jailed in the High Court at Rotorua for 13-and-a-half months jail after earlier pleading guilty to offences including making the girl, who is under 12, look at pornography on his computer. He also pleaded guilty to inducing her to do an indecent act on him and three charges of attempting to get her to do indecent acts on or with him. Mundy told a probation officer that he began looking at computer pornography and got hooked. The offences happened between 2001 and 2003.
Date of Birth
December 1964 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in April 2004
Released November 2004
Sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in April 2006
Released December 2006
Sentenced to 9 months home detention in May 2012
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Ross Alexander Mundy Appeal Notes
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