Farmer Wants a Wife Star, 29, interrupts his silence after being accused of child pornography – he says he “seeks help to address his problems”
- Former reality star Matt Goyder was accused of child pornography last week
- Goyder said on Thursday that he “sought help to address his problems”
- He reportedly owned and distributed material for child exploitation this year
- The helicopter pilot, 29, was accused last week and could face 10 years in prison
- He found love with Zoo model April Vaughan on ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’ in 2016
Farmer Wants a Wife star Matt Goyder has spoken in public for the first time since he was accused of two child pornographic crimes.
The helicopter pilot, 29, was charged last week for alleged possession and distribution of material for child exploitation between January and February 2020.
Goyder’s lips were shaking when he spoke to journalists on Thursday in front of the Perth Magistrates Court.
“I’m looking for help to address my problems, including substance abuse,” he said Channel 7 News.
“At this stage I have no further comments and I place myself at the mercy of the courts.”
Farmer Wants a Wife star Matt Goyder, accused of owning and distributing child exploitation material, said he “seeks help to address my problems, including substance abuse.”
Goyder was supported by Peter Lyndon, who established the Shalom House rehabilitation center.
The Perth man participates in a five-phase rehabilitation program with the center, which can last up to two and a half years.
Goyder was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the charges.
Last week, officers dived at accommodation in East Perth where Goyder was staying, and seized various cell phones and electronic devices.
He was accused of owning material for child exploitation, which involves a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, and distributing material for child exploitation, with a maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars.
Goyder, who currently has no permanent address, was a helicopter pilot at Bonney Downs Station in the Pilbara region.
He was arrested by the WA Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team, including officers from the WA Police Force and the Australian Federal Police.
The police say they are conducting a further analysis of the seized devices.
Goyder became famous in 2016 after finding love with former Zoo Weekly model April Vaughan in the Channel Nine show
Goyder became famous in 2016 after finding love with former Zoo Weekly model April Vaughan in the Channel Nine show.
The relationship broke up shortly after the filming ended and Mrs. Vaughan did not show up for the after party.
Goyer became a Lifeline ambassador after talking about his battles with anxiety, depression and PTSD.
The Perth man participates in a five-phase rehabilitation program that can last up to two and a half years