Online gambling addict known as ‘Batman’ gives shocking excuse for sick habit of downloading 30,000 child porn videos and photos
- Troy Hyman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to possession of child abuse material
- Police found 29,746 images and videos of child pornography in his Melbourne home
- He was arrested in March 2018 in the home he shares with his mother
- Hyman told police he knew the material was wrong, but it made him ‘feel good’
An online gambling addict said he felt “good” watching child porn every day.
Known as ‘Batman’ to his friends, Troy Hyman, 37, was arrested in March 2018 at his home he shares with his mother in Lalor, north Melbourne.
After slamming his door, police found several devices, including telephones, a laptop, and computers that together contained 29,746 images and videos of child pornography.
The 37-year-old admitted to watching pornography every day for six years and said that most of the kids were between the ages of eight and ten, but “laughed.”
On Wednesday, the former warden pleaded guilty to access to and possession of child abuse material in the County Court.
Troy Hyman, 37, was arrested in March 2018 at his home he shares with his mother in Lalor, north Melbourne.
Hyman was caught after investigators from a specialized child abuse department linked his IP address to an online peer-to-peer network that had shared child sexual material, the Herald Sun reported.
He said he knew what he was doing was wrong, but went ahead and told police it made him feel “good.”
The court heard that Hyman had eventually become “desensitized” to the material.
His lawyer described him as an ‘introvert’ who had become entangled in the world of online gaming.
The 37-year-old said most of the children in the videos were between the ages of eight and ten
“ (He) is going from adult pornography to more daring pornography to outright illegal pornography, ” his lawyer said.
“He’s really shy … he’s not equipped to hang out with … real women.”
Hyman had a ‘perfectly normal’ upbringing in Melbourne and then completed a course in health studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the court heard.
He is later convicted and registered as a sex offender for 15 years.
On Wednesday, the former security officer pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornographic material