THE child porn that 27-year-old Paul James sent to his friends on Facebook was so disturbing that it brought a female juror to tears.

On Friday Mr James was sentenced to a minimum jail term of four years and three months for creating the Facebook pages under false identities and using them to distribute and view graphic sexual images of children.

His sentencing came nearly three months after a jury found him guilty of 16 charges of using the internet to transmit child porn, and one charge of producing child porn.

But his guilty verdict only came after an unsuccessful attempt by Mr James’ barrister Timothy Phelan to discharge the jury because of the woman’s show of emotion.

On August 4 the juror cried when the barristers were discussing one of the exhibits.

The exhibit gave a description of the kinds of child pornography sent by Mr James.

The pictures were described by reference to an “Oliver scale”  which classifies indecent images according to their gravity on a scale of one to five.

The scale had terms such as ‘penetrative’ and ‘bestiality

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