A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.
A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Former rodeo rider before the courts again

A FORMER Allora man who was once hailed as the next big thing in the rodeo world has once again found himself on the wrong side of the law.

It is not the first time that Tommie Roy McCarthy has seen the inside of a court room charged with a host of serious offences.

McCarthy pleaded guilty to eight offences in the Brisbane District Court on Tuesday  which included six assault with the intent to cause bodily harm charges, wilful damage and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The court heard his latest round of charges stem from a complaint his former partner made to police over incidents which occurred on April 17 and April 18, 2012, while he was on parole for other serious charges.

Crown Prosecutor Sarah Dennis told the court a trial was scheduled to commence on Tuesday (Mar 11) but the parties had reached an earlier agreement which resulted in the guilty plea.

"We are still in discussions with the defence in relation to two remain charges," she said.

McCarthy had two supporters in court believed to be his mother and brother.

He was still wearing his prison issue jumper after being transported to Brisbane from the Townsville Correction facility where he is currently serving a lengthy jail sentence for other unrelated offences.

Judge Julie Dick adjourned the matter so his defence could obtain psychiatric reports.

He will be sentenced on June 24


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