Babysitter pleads guilty to child porn

A Launceston babysitter  has pleaded guilty to possessing  child pornography.

Darren Brian Joseph Wise, 35,  appeared in the Supreme Court in Launceston this morning.

The court heard two child exploitation videos were found on a computer  seized by Launceston detectives after a search of his Youngtown home in September.

Defence counsel Fran McCracken said Wise had been a babysitter in Launceston and the North-West Coast for 15 years.

He also volunteered with children suffering autism and as a mentor. 

However  Ms McCracken said no charges had ever arisen out of his employment and he was not motivated to enter the sector due to his sexual interest in children, which developed  in 2011.

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