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Teef steals phone,finds child porn and hands himself into the police . What would you do ?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/thief-child-pornography-cellphone-turns-himself-in_n_1263268.html

A man from the city of Ballarat in southeast Australia knew he was breaking the law last October when he reached into a car with its windows open and took two cellphones and a wallet.

But when he browsed the cellphones and found what appeared to be pornographic images of children, he knew turning himself in was a small price to pay to help police catch the man responsible for taking the photos,
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The thief, whose name has been withheld for legal reasons, immediately took the phones to the nearest police station.

Though police told him he may be prosecuted for stealing the phones -- and would likely face charges for allegedly stealing a car last year -- the man agreed to turn himself in if it would help investigators track down and build a case against the child pornographer.

Indeed, the cellphone images allowed police to arrest and charge a 46-year-old man with a child pornography offense,

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"I haven't seen anything quite like that and I commend the man for his admissions,"
. "It's a strange old world, isn't it, when it comes to the world of crime.''

The cellphone thief appeared in Ballarat Magistrates Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to seven charges including theft of a vehicle. Upon learning how his surrender helped investigators, magistrate Michelle Hodgson praised the man for his actions.

"You did the right thing,"
. "That kind of offending is very serious. You are to be commended for your conduct even though it placed you at jeopardy of losing your own liberty."

the man to serve one month in prison and pay a $400 fine, adding that the court would not want to "discourage other like minded people to act in the manner you have."
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Use his contacts and sort out a sesh.

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as much as id like to keep the phone id feel it was cursed if it was used in child abuse, id hand it in but say i found it.

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I'd have done what he did. Bait he got just a fine and some community service.

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I'd have done what he did. Bait he got just a fine and some community service.

A month in prison.

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Okay didnt read to the end. His lawyer was sh*t, lol.

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i would have just said i found the phone boy dem would have still tracked him down

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i would post it to them somehow. i could always claim i found it too.

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I'd have done what he did. Bait he got just a fine and some community service.

A month in prison.

:rofl:

Honestly<<<<<<

being a hero<<<<<<

would have just put it on ebay and said will only send Taiwan

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could of been your neice or daughter on that phone bruh

A good point to consider. But getting prison time is still f*cked. And they said they don't want to discourage other people acting like that. Well they did.

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yeah guy had 7 charges against him tho didnt get a month just for that. the moral to the story is he did good but wasnt clever enough to just hand it in n not sob his heart out in the confession room.

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he got a month and a $400 fine. well thats what it says in first post mate

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might have been setting the guy up

now he's got a month in jail and the other guy could be f*cked for life

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Why didn't he just hand it in with a note?

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that raegus is that onslaught doom yute who was found with child zorn on his pc so no wonder his neggin donnies

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not that id steal sh*t from a car

but if i somehow ended up with that phone id either mail it to the police or say i found it on the train/bus n found the sh*t on it

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Raegus & Marvell

snitch, i negged everyone to even out the balance

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not that id steal sh*t from a car

but if i somehow ended up with that phone id either mail it to the police or say i found it on the train/bus n found the sh*t on it

think his testimony was needed as evidence, not sure

otherwise the guy's a fool

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edit

just read zizouz post

if thats the case. dilema. expose him online and leave it to some vigilantes?

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