COURT APPEARANCE: Allan Thomas Folkard leaves Lismore Court House yesterday.
COURT APPEARANCE: Allan Thomas Folkard leaves Lismore Court House yesterday.

Child porn stash alleged

By SAMANTHA TURNBULL

POLICE say it will take months to go through numerous discs and videos allegedly found in a Goonellabah taxi driver's home during Australia's biggest-ever child porn bust.

Allan Thomas Folkard, 52, appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday charged with possession of child pornography, possessing an unregistered firearm and not keeping a firearm safely.

Folkard did not enter a plea to possessing child pornography, but pleaded guilty to the two firearms charges.

The taxi driver was one of more than 200 people across the nation, including teachers, doctors and police, who were charged with alleged child porn offences as part of Operation Auxin.

The crackdown came after five months of joint investigations between Australian police and the American FBI.

A police statement presented to the court said CDs, floppy discs and videos were found on October 21 in a raid of Folkard's home in Goonellabah's Fischer Street.

The discs and videos seized allegedly contained child por- nography including child sex.



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