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Ex- Adelaide Man Linked To Network

A FORMER Adelaide man who owns three child-care centres is among those who have been charged in Victoria in connection with a nationwide child pornography network.
A prison officer, a Catholic primary school teacher and an Anglican minister were also linked to the network yesterday.
The prison officer, who worked at Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland, was found dead yesterday - believed to have taken his own life only hours after being questioned by detectives.
As more police raids were conducted across Melbourne, further details emerged about the suburban child-care centre operator facing pornography charges.
Police claim Scott Barrett Thompson, 41, had about, 1000 well-catalogued images of child pornography on his computer.
The Advertiser has learned Mr Thompson, a father of two, is believed to have purchased the three child-care centres jointly with his wife about three years ago after moving to Melbourne.
Before that he owned a range of small companies, but there was no evidence he was involved in the child-care industry in South Australia.
He yesterday put the Melbourne businesses on the market as authorities moved to reassure parents of the 200 children who use the centres.
Administrator James Stewart, from Ferrier Hodgson, said they were calling for urgent expressions of interest to purchase the centres- "Our first priority is to meet with parents and staff at the centres today to reassure them regarding the ongoing operation of the business and the fact that Mr Thompson will not be associated with the ongoing operation of the centres in any way," Mr Stewart said.
There is no suggestion Mr Thompson was using the centres or the children who attend them for child pornography.
Mr Thompson was also involved in a failed dot com company that left debts of more than $25 million.
Victorian assistant police commissioner Simon Overland warned pedophiles would be weeded out and dealt with.
Meanwhile, the Melbourne Catholic school teacher and Anglican minister are believed to have been stood down.

Adelaide Advertiser (2-10-2004)
Mark Buttler/ Cameron Smith





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