Man put on sex register

A BALLARAT man who used an employment agency computer to save child pornography videos will be placed on the Victorian Sex Offenders Register.Ricky Kinnersley, 45, who was found guilty of possessing child pornography in March, was sentenced yesterday in Ballarat Magistrates Court.He received a nine-month community- based order with conditions that he attend education programs and undertake assessment and treatment for psychological issues.The court heard pornographic material was found on the computer Kinnersley had been using at the former Ballarat Highlands Personnel in January last year. Kinnersley claimed that an internet chatroom user had invited him to go to a pornography site where he saw an image but did not download it. Victoria Police said the pornography video was not downloaded from the internet but had been transferred to the computer from an external device such as a memory stick or CD. Magistrate Sue Wakeling yesterday sentenced Kinnersley via video link in Melbourne."Mr Kinnersley, it's important that you understand that this conduct in relation to young people and depictions of young people is not only wrong but unlawful and you must be very very careful to ensure you don't deal with material like this again."Ms Wakeling said she understood Kinnersley had multiple sclerosis and his condition was getting worse.She told him to advise Community Corrections if he became too unwell to comply with the order.