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Brett Allford, a former cricket and football umpire from South Australia, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for online child sex abuse offenses involving victims as young as 11 years old. Allford admitted to soliciting and possessing child exploitation material from 10 children in England and Canada.

The court heard how Allford manipulated his victims, using gifts to obtain illicit photos and videos. Despite a prior conviction in 2019 for similar crimes, he continued his predatory behavior, leading to a significantly harsher sentence this time.

The judge underscored the significant power imbalance between Allford and his victims, emphasizing the severe impact of his actions. Under Commonwealth law, mandatory minimum sentences for repeat offenders necessitated a non-parole period of 17 years.

None of Allford’s offenses were related to victims from South Australia.


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Article Title: Former SA sporting umpire jailed for sending gifts to girls in exchange for sexual images
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