Ex-TV contestant accused over child porn

Matt Goyder
Matt Goyder

FORMER reality television show contestant Matt Goyder has faced a Perth court accused of distributing child exploitation material online.

Police allege the 29-year-old, who featured on Farmer Wants a Wife in 2016, possessed and shared the material between January and February this year.

Officers then swooped on accommodation in East Perth where Goyder was staying, and seized several mobile phones and electronic devices.

Goyder faced Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with possessing child exploitation material, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment, and distributing child exploitation material, which has a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars.

Matt Goyder has faced a Perth court. Picture: Twitter

He was not required to enter a plea and was granted bail ahead of his next court appearance on March 19.

Goyder, who currently has no fixed address, was a helicopter pilot at Bonney Downs Station in the Pilbara region.

He was arrested by the WA Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team, which includes officers from the WA Police Force and Australian Federal Police.

Police say they are conducting further analysis of the seized devices.

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