Andy Muirhead to change plea to guilty
Former Collectors presenter Andy Muirhead is expected to change his plea to guilty in a long-running child pornography case.
Former Collectors presenter Andy Muirhead is expected to change his plea to guilty in the long-running child pornography case, which began in 2010.
Muirhead, 35, was charged with using the internet for child pornography and possessing child-exploitation material. He had entered not guilty pleas in preliminary hearings.
But the Tasmanian Supreme Court today heard guilty pleas would be entered after a dispute was resolved over the number of images involved in the case.
An earlier hearing last year was told that about 4000 images were found in an Apple iMac’s newsgroup cache.
Crown prosecutor Maitland Lincoln said there was no possible discussion over the number.
The case was adjourned to 31 July “in the expectation that pleas of guilty will be entered on that date”.
Muirhead took unpaid leave from the ABC, where he also presented the Hobart breakfast radio show after being charged by police.
Source: The Age