Ward Marshall Kellet
Between 1 January and 28 July 2003 the defendant, Ward Marshall Kellett, downloaded objectionable material
from the Internet onto the hard drive of his computer at home. The defendant had the Kazaa programme on his
computer. He downloaded this material into the Kazaa directory.
Kazaa is a peer-to-peer file-sharing programme. It enables the user of a computer to share files with other Internet users who have the same or a similar programme on their computers. The Kazaa programme uses ‘shared folders’. Any file in such a folder may be accessed by others who may download material into their own shared folders but the prosecution does not allege that the defendant supplied objectionable material to others. The objectionable material downloaded by the defendant comprised stories, still images and moving images depicting children having sexual relations with others, children posing sexually provocatively and females having sexual contact with animals.
Periodically, the defendant transferred the objectionable material he wished to keep indefinitely onto CD Roms.
Date of Birth
1932 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Additional Photos & Files
Associated Media Links
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|29-4-2005||Appeal hearing Date is approx||High Court Dunedin||Possessing an objectionable publication||28-07-2003||3 Months, Imprisonment||▼|