Child psychiatrist sentenced for filming boys in public toilets

September 11, 2017

Aaron Voon, a child psychiatrist in West Australia who has treated hundreds of patients under the age of 10 over the past decade, received an 18 month suspended jail term.  He previously pleaded guilty to eight counts of producing or possessing child exploitation material and child pornography.

He was arrested in Perth last year after returning from a trip to Canada where he had been caught using his mobile phone to film a young boy in a public toilet.  Voon was later charged in relation to similar recordings made in Perth, New Zealand the the United States.

A total of 12 videos and 409 images, derived from the films, were found on electronic devices in Voon's office and home.  Some of the videos depicted close-up images of boys using urinals, focused on their genitals.

His 18-month prison sentence will begin in June 2019.

SOURCE: Emily Piesse, "Child psychiatrist Aaron Voon gets suspended sentence for filming boys in public toilets," ABC News, 7 Sep 2017,


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