County Court Judge Michael Tinney expressed his deep shock at the crimes of Matthew David Graham (23), a hurtcore child porn website administrator known as Lux, during the man’s hearing. Judge Tinney said about the 23-year-old:
“It is as if he is from another planet.”
Judge Tinney told David Gibson, representing Graham’s defense, that the lawyer had “already conceded the inevitability of a substantial term of imprisonment [for his client] – the issue for me is just how substantial.”
Graham, living in South Morang with his parents before, was the administrator of a network of hurtcore child porn websites on the dark web. He ran the sites between the time frame of 2011 and 2014. He began his illegal activity at the age of 18 when he was a VCE student at Epping Secondary College in the northern suburbs. He was arrested in 2014 after a joint FBI and Victoria Police operation.
Graham was closely linked to Peter Scully, the Australian paedophile who is now facing murder, rape and human trafficking charges in the Philippines. Scully made a four-part video called Daisy’s Destruction where he and his Filipino girlfriend allegedly sexually tortured an 18-month-old girl. Graham admitted that he used this video