'No comparison' to man's crimes against children
A South Australian pedophile's crimes have been deemed so abhorrent, there is 'no comparison' in Australian legal history.
Reucha Tokputza has pleaded guilty to 51 offences including sexually abusing at least 13 children in Australia and Thailand over six-and-a-half years.
His youngest victim was just 15 months of age.
The 30-year-old also recorded some of his crimes, generating more than 12,500 images and 650 videos of child exploitation material.
In the South Australian District Court today, Prosecutor Heath Barklay SC told the court that such is the extent of offending, the case is "out on its own".
"There is no evidence of assistance or apology. Tokputza stopped only because he was caught," said Mr Barklay.
He said not even the notorious case of pedophile Shannon McCoole could be used as a sentencing guide.
In that case, there were 20 offences and seven victims over a period of three-and-a -half-years.
Defence Lawyer Craig Caldicott urged Judge Liesl Chapman to show some leniency.
"The sentence should be fashioned in a way that gives him some hope of being released, on strict parole and only after he's completed rehabilitation."
Tokputza will be sentenced next month.
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