Greens activist Jonathan Peter Doig’s bail revoked after paying to live stream child sex abuse
A disgraced Greens activist’s bail has been revoked after he paid to live stream children being abused online.
Jonathan Peter Doig, 59, was dramatically arrested by Australian Federal Police at his Gymea home in June last year.
He was charged with procuring a child for sexual activity outside Australia, using a carriage service to solicit child abuse material, possessing child abuse material and offending against subsection 272.9 (1) on two or more occasions.
This last charge refers to engaging in sexual activity with a child outside Australia.
He has pleaded guilty to all charges.
A court was told on Friday that Doig “licked a computer screen” while directing a young female in the Philippines to engage in a sex act.
District Court Judge Gina O’Rourke revoked Mr Doig’s bail at Sydney’s Downing Centre on Friday. He was taken into custody and will appear in court again on December 17.
Doig had paid to watch child abuse material online, some of which was live streamed from the Philippines, AFP alleged in an earlier statement.
He came to the attention of police when financial intelligence picked up transactions between Doig and a known child exploitation facilitator in the Philippines.
Detectives then launched an investigation before searching Doig’s home in June last year and seizing a mobile phone, two laptops and a hard drive.
The Greens suspended Doig from the party after the charges were laid.
“The Greens deplore and condemn child sexual abuse and exploitation, and again commit to believing and supporting victims and survivors,” a statement from The Greens read.
“We acknowledge the work of state and federal investigators and appreciate the professionalism of their work on behalf of victims.”
Doig ran for the Greens in the Prime Minister’s seat of Cook in the 2019 federal election.
He was also a prominent member of the Extinction Rebellion protest movement.
Originally published as Greens activist Jonathan Peter Doig’s bail revoked after paying to live stream child sex abuse
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