Young man sent teen girls lewd photos of himself
A YOUNG man sent two 13-year-old girls images of his "erect penis" over social media using a fake Facebook account.
The Mackay District Court was told Jordan Luke Minniecon was spending a lot of time alone in his room watching pornography before it escalated to more risky behaviour.
He had a Facebook account under a different name and sent a friend request to the victims, who both accepted.
He was 20, but he told one of the girls he was 16. She had said she was just two years younger, Emily Coley, for Crown Prosecutions, said.
Minniecon sent two images to the girl.
The second girl said she was 13. Minniecon sent her one image, Ms Coley said.
Both girls told their friends and it got back to their parents, who told police.
Minniecon, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent treatment of children under 16 in January and May last year.
Defence barrister Bronwyn Hartigan said Minniecon had taken proactive steps towards his own rehabilitation by seeing a psychologist.
His "addiction to pornography" began when he was 14 and had been attributed as the cause for his offending in a psychologist's report, Ms Hartigan said.
During his period of bail Minniecon was not allowed to go onto the internet, which he complied with. He accepted responsibility for his actions.
Judge Julie Dick said his offending was "relatively naive" and showed "a lack of social maturity" because he was spending so much time on the internet and not mixing with his peers.
She said this had been a "wake-up call". It was also a reminder that conversations such as this weren't always private.
A number of references described him as a "well-thought-of young man".
Judge Dick accepted it wasn't his "usual behaviour" and placed him on a two-year probation order. No convictions were recorded.