Former Dundullimal boss back in court on child porn charges

Gregory Marginson appeared in Dubbo Local Court again on Wednesday.

Gregory Marginson appeared in Dubbo Local Court again on Wednesday.

A Dubbo man facing a string of child pornography charges has made another appearance in Dubbo Local Court.

Gregory Maxwell Marginson, 60, fronted Magistrate Paul Hayes on Wednesday on one charge of using a carriage service to transmit/publish or promote child pornography, as well as four separate matters of possessing child abuse material.

The first charge was laid back in December last year, with police allegations focusing on his use of a carriage service on September 25, 2017.

At his first court appearance, Mr Marginson appeared unrepresented and was told by Magistrate Gary Wilson to seek legal representation due to the serious nature of the matter and conditional bail was granted.

The subsequent charges were laid on March 22, with police alleging Mr Marginson possessed material on an Apple iMac, two Apple laptops and a storage device.

After spending the night in custody, he first appeared on those matters the following day, with solicitor David Pheeney providing legal counsel and telling the court they weren’t fresh matters relating to incidents subsequent to the initial charge.

The matters were adjourned to link up with the initial charge and bail was again granted.

On Wednesday, Magistrate Hayes ordered that the briefs of evidence be provided by May 23 and adjourned the matters until May 30.

Mr Marginson’s bail was continued, with the conditions being that he must report to Dubbo Police Station daily between 8am and 8pm, and not possess or access a device capable of accessing the internet.

Furthermore, he must not attend or participate in activities where there are children under the age of 18 present, and he is not allowed to attend Elston Park.