Thief turns in stolen phone full of child porn
By QMI Agency
He may be a thief, but he's no perv.
An Australian man who stole a wallet and two cellphones turned himself in to police when he discovered child porn photos on one of the phones.
The unidentified man from Ballarat, about 100 km northwest of Melbourne, lifted the items from a supermarket parking lot in October, reports the Ballarat Courier. He was already facing a charge of theft of a vehicle.
Despite the risk of being charged with theft, the man gave himself up to help police catch a sexual offender. Police subsequently arrested a 46-year-old man on child porn charges.
The thief pleaded guilty to seven charges, including an earlier car theft charge, said the paper.
Judge Michelle Hodgson said the thief was to be commended for his conduct, but that didn't stop her from sentencing him to one month in jail and a $400 fine.
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