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SA court suspends sentence of abusive, angry child pornographer Andrew Liddington Shore

Andrew Liddington Shore outside the District Court.


His ranting, misbehaviour and refusal to admit guilt delayed his case for six years, but child pornographer Andrew Liddington Shore has left court today with a suspended sentence.
Onlookers in the District Court’s public gallery gasped and whispered “that’s disgusting” as Shore, 74, signed his three-year, $500 good behaviour bond.
Judge Gordon Barrett — who once jailed Shore, for a short time, over an abusive outburst — conceded crimes such as Shore’s were “ordinarily” too serious for anything other than prison.
“I do not think your age, the effect of having been imprisoned and the time elapsed since your offending would be reason to suspend,” he said.
“However I find that, in combination, those factors do give reason to suspend your sentence.”
Shore, of Hallett Cove, has been before the state’s courts since 2008.
He initially pleaded guilty to downloading 2000 images and 39 videos of underage girls but, in October, sought to withdraw that plea, claiming he had a defence on religious grounds.
“My motive was not prurient but it was at assisting the children involved,” he said.
Asked whether he derived pleasure from the images, he said that was “a matter between myself and God” and argued “the whole of life is sexual, even flowers”.
Shore said he had “saved the images of young naked girls if they looked happy but deleted the images if they looked unhappy”.
His intention, he said was to “delete nasty images” but keep “innocuous” ones “for use as a focus for prayer for those children”.
Judge Barrett refused to allow Shore to withdraw his plea, dubbing his supposed defence “delusional” .
He ordered Shore personally attend a lawyer’s office to seek advice before sentencing submissions — but his orders were ignored.
When Judge Barrett subsequently revoked his bail, Shore launched a verbal tirade claiming His Honour was “guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance” .
After asking “How do you plead, Mr Barrett?” he screamed “Unhand me, servant!” as courts sheriff’s officers dragged him into the cells.
In December, the court heard Shore may have mental health issues .
He was released from custody a month later but banned from using the internet and from being in contact with children under the age of 16.
Last week, a visibly calmer Shore apologised “unreservedly” for his earlier comments and asked for mercy , insisting he did not intend to hurt anyone.
In sentencing today, Judge Barrett said the images found on Shore’s computer ranged from “the least offensive to the worst”, including acts of abuse and depravity.
He once again rejected Shore’s claims of prayer, saying the pornographer derived sexual gratification from the images.
Judge Barrett imposed a three-year, nine-month jail term with a two-year non-parole period, but suspended operation of that term.
As Shore left court, he was stopped by SA Police officers who informed him his name would be on the Sex Offenders Register for the rest of his life.


www.adelaidenow.com.au (13-3-2014)
Sean fewster
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sa-court-suspends-sentence-of-abusive-angry-child-pornographer-andrew-liddington-shore/story-fni6uo1m-1226853950132



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Abusive child pornographer Andrew Liddington Shore apologises for calling SA judge ‘corrupt’

Andrew Liddington Shore



A child pornographer has apologised “unreservedly” for abusing a judge, saying jail is “horrid” and he does not want to go back.
In December, Andrew Liddington Shore launched a verbal tirade against District Court Judge Gordon Barrett , whom he said was “guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance”.
He continued ranting as he was dragged into the cells by court sheriff’s officers, screaming: “Unhand me, servant!”
Today, a calmer and visibly humbled Shore sat silently in the court dock as his lawyer, Brian Deegan, asked the court to impose a merciful sentence.
“He humbly apologises for any outbursts in this court ... there was a degree of absolute shock at the circumstances he found himself in,” Mr Deegan said.
“There was, I note, the outburst that has been reported widely — he does apologise unreservedly for that.
“Being incarcerated was an absolute shock to his system ... he was in there long enough to recognise that he doesn’t want to go back (and) that it’s a horrid place to be.”
Shore, 74, of Hallett Cove, has been before the state’s courts since 2008.
He initially pleaded guilty to downloading 2000 images and 39 videos of underage girls but, in October, sought to withdraw that plea, claiming he had a defence on religious grounds.
“My motive was not prurient but it was at assisting the children involved,” he said.
Asked whether he derived pleasure from the images, he said that was “a matter between myself and God” and argued “the whole of life is sexual, even flowers”.
Shore said he had “saved the images of young naked girls if they looked happy but deleted the images if they looked unhappy”.
His intention, he said was to “delete nasty images” but keep “innocuous” ones “for use as a focus for prayer for those children”.
Judge Barrett refused to allow Shore to withdraw his plea, dubbing his supposed defence “delusional” .
He ordered Shore personally attend a lawyer’s office to seek advice before sentencing submissions — but his orders were ignored.
When Judge Barrett subsequently revoked his bail, Shore abused him verbally, accused him of corruption and asked “How do you plead, Mr Barrett?”.
In December, the court heard Shore may have mental health issues .
In January, he was released from custody but banned from using the internet and being in contact with children under the age of 16.
Today, Mr Deegan asked Judge Barrett to extend mercy to his client.
He said that, at the time of the offending, Shore’s cognitive functions were affected by a combination of medications.
He further submitted Shore “had no intention of hurting any individuals” by viewing the material, and that he had suffered due to the long delays in his case.
Judge Barrett was unmoved by the submissions, saying Shore was solely responsible for “all of” the delays.
“I’m not going to accept that any medication made your client watch child pornography — let’s be clear about that,” he said.
“Watching (child pornography) causes the harm (because) it provides the market for the harm.”
He remanded Shore on continuing bail for sentencing next week.


www.news.com.au (6-3-2014)
http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/abusive-child-pornographer-andrew-liddington-shore-apologises-for-calling-sa-judge-corrupt/story-fnii5yv4-1226846834287




Enraged child pornographer Andrew Liddington Shore may have mental health issues, court told

A religious child pornographer who accused a judge of corruption as he was dragged kicking and screaming into the cells may have mental health issues, a court has heard.
Andrew Liddington Shore stood meekly in the dock of the District Court this afternoon.
His quiet demeanour was in stark contrast with his last court appearance, when he angrily shouted "unhand me, servant" at court sheriff officers.
Shore, 74, of Hallett Cove, has been before the state's courts since 2008.
He initially pleaded guilty to downloading 2000 images and 39 videos of underage girls but, in October, sought to withdraw that plea, claiming he had a defence on religious grounds .
"My motive was not prurient but it was at assisting the children involved," he said.
Asked whether he derived pleasure from the images, he said that was "a matter between myself and God" and argued "the whole of life is sexual, even flowers".
Shore said he had "saved the images of young naked girls if they looked happy but deleted the images if they looked unhappy.".
His intention, he said was to "delete nasty images" but keep "innocuous" ones "for use as a focus for prayer for those children".
Judge Barrett refused to allow Shore to withdraw his plea, dubbing his supposed defence "delusional".
He ordered Shore personally attend a lawyer's office to seek advice before sentencing submissions.
Two weeks ago, Shore told the court he had sought assistance by phone.
When Judge Barrett revoked his bail, Shore fired off a tirade of abuse and was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the cells by two courts sheriff's officers .
"Unhand me, servant," he yelled.
"He's (Judge Barrett) got no right to order anything, he's under charges of malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance.
"How do you plead, Mr Barrett?"
Today's hearing was scheduled for prosecutors and Shore to make submissions about his impending penalty.
However, lawyer Brian Deegan appeared in court on Shore's behalf.
"I'm literally coming into this matter cold," he said.
"I last week received, without warning or speaking to anyone at the Legal Services Commission, a letter asking if I would take over this matter.
"I'm not in a position to advance the matter by way of submissions today."
Judge Barrett said that was unfortunate, given he intended to sentence Shore tomorrow.
"Don't apologise to me - your client is the one who is in custody," he said.
Mr Deegan said he had read documentation about Shore.
"I read a pre-sentence report last night and was rather aghast at some of the contents therein," he said.
"Before we proceed much further, a psychiatric report should be obtained."
Judge Barrett said such a report had previously been filed - and Shore had already been ordered to obtain a new one.
After a quick conference with his client, Mr Deegan said that had been done and the document was with Shore's GP.
He asked submissions be adjourned until next month to allow him time to prepare.
Judge Barrett agreed and remanded Shore in custody.


www.adelaidenow.com.au (19-12-2013)
Sean Fewster
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/enraged-child-pornographer-andrew-liddington-shore-may-have-mental-health-issues-court-told/story-fni6uo1m-1226786824405




'Unhand me, servant!' shouts enraged child pornographer Andrew Liddington Shore as sheriff's officers drag him off to the cells

A child pornographer who claimed he was merely "praying" over downloaded images has been dragged kicking and screaming from court and into custody.
Andrew Liddington Shore lost all composure this afternoon when District Court Judge Gordon Barrett revoked his bail because he had repeatedly ignored an order to obtain a lawyer.
"Unhand me, servant," he yelled as two courts sheriff's officers tried to escort him into the cells.
"He's (Judge Barrett) got no right to order anything, he's under charges of malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance.
"How do you plead, Mr Barrett?"
Shore, 74, of Hallett Cove, has been before the state's courts since 2008.
He initially pleaded guilty to downloading 2000 images and 39 videos of underage girls but, in October, sought to withdraw that plea, claiming he had a defence on religious grounds .
"My motive was not prurient but it was at assisting the children involved," he said, insisting he was praying over the images.
Asked whether he derived sexual pleasure, he responded: "That belongs in the sanctity of the privacy of my home, it's a matter between myself and God."
Judge Barrett refused to allow Shore to withdraw his plea.
On two occasions, Judge Barrett has remanded Shore on continuing bail and ordered he attend the offices of the Legal Services Commission to obtain counsel's advice.
Today, Shore - accompanied by his disabled wife, for whom he serves as carer - arrived at court late.
He told Judge Barrett he had phoned the commission three times without receiving an answer to his inquiries.
"Mr Shore, it is plain you have not done what I told you to do, and directed you to do as a matter of law ... you have disobeyed my order," Judge Barrett replied.
"I have been as patient as I'm willing to be with you, Mr Shore - I'm no longer willing to be patient.
"You have made it impossible for me to proceed (with this case) ... there is a way, of course, in which I can ensure that the matter proceeds but it does not involve you being free."
Shore then said he did not recognise the authority of the court, claiming the charges against him violated several United Nations and international treaties.
"Your Honour, I accuse you of malfeasance in public office," he said.
"I consider you not to be a fit and proper person to be hearing this case."
Judge Barrett revoked Shore's bail and remanded him in custody, prompting another angry outburst.
"Don't touch me, you are a servant," he told the sheriff's officers.
"Your Honour, you are in no position to make any orders, you are relieved of your supervision.
"I do not consent to this, I do not consent to my wife being victimised by your intransigence."
Judge Barrett ordered the sheriff's officers to make contact with Mrs Shore's doctors and arrange immediate care for her.


www.adelaidenow.com.au (4-12-2013)
Sean Fewster
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/unhand-me-servant-shouts-enraged-child-pornographer-andrew-liddington-shore-as-sheriffs-officers-drag-him-off-to-the-cells/story-fni6uo1m-1226775278986




Judge rejects Andrew Liddington Shore's claim he was 'praying to God' for young child pornography victims

Andrew Liddington Shore



A Hallett Cove man has failed to convince a judge he was merely "praying" for the young victims depicted in child pornography he downloaded.
District Court judge Gordon Barrett rejected Andrew Liddington Shore's claims that he had a defence against downloading 2000 images and 39 videos of underage girls because his motive was religious.
Shore, 74, refused to answer the judge when asked whether he had derived sexual pleasure from the pornography he had collected over "a couple of years".
"That belongs in the sanctity of the privacy of my home, it's a matter between myself and God," Shore said.
Shore earlier this year pleaded guilty to one aggravated count of accessing child pornography and four aggravated counts of possessing child pornography but sought to change his pleas, which he said were made under duress.
Representing himself after sacking his lawyer, Shore said he had a defence to the charges - namely that he did not have the "requisite criminal intent in accessing and possessing the pornography.
He told the court his principal purpose was to heal the children depicted by praying for them.
"My motive was not prurient but it was at assisting the children involved," he said.
Judge Barrett then put to Shore that he had conceded there was a sexual ingredient in his watching of the images.
"The whole of life is sexual your Honour, even flowers, they have reproductive organs," Shore said.
"One can't shutter one's self off from reality. One just does one's best to alleviate suffering wherever one sees it."
Shore also claimed he was worn down by the proceedings to the point of exhaustion when he entered the guilty pleas.
In one set of instructions to his then lawyer, Blair Tremaine, Shore claimed he wanted to mount a defence against the allegations on several bases.
One of the bases was that "he had saved the images of young naked girls if they looked happy but deleted the images if they looked unhappy", Judge Barrett said.
"It was my intention to go through the child pornography and delete what I termed 'nasty (or explicit) images' and keep innocuous images for use as a focus for prayer for those children (and adults also)" Shore instructed the lawyer.
Judge Barrett found that Shore "felt, in a delusional way, that he was saving the girls" but dismissed the application to set aside the guilty pleas.
Shore will return to court for sentencing submissions later this month.


www.adelaidenow.com.au (17-10-2013)
Tessa Akerman
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/judge-rejects-andrew-liddington-shore8217s-claim-he-was-8216praying-to-god8217-for-young-child-pornography-victims/story-fni6uo1m-1226741558446










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