WA Lollipop Man Guilty Of Filmed Sex Abuse
A Perth lollipop man has been found guilty of filming himself sexually abusing children he knew, including a baby.
Michael Cyril Hyde, 60, stood trial and was convicted in the West Australian District Court of three counts of persistently engaging in sexual conduct with two sisters between October 2011 and April 2013, and an unrelated infant between April 2013 and April 2016.
Hyde was also found guilty of four counts of producing child exploitation material involving those three children and another girl, but acquitted of a charge against a boy.
The five children came from two families and ranged in age from one to 12.
Hyde befriended the mother of the baby and her sister while working as a school traffic warden and began babysitting the children, prosecutor David Jubb said.
The other family was not connected to the school.
None of the children testified during the trial, so the case hinged on several hours of videos, which were shown the jury in a closed court.
Mr Jubb said Hyde made obscene comments in the videos including asking one girl "how much she would cost and how long he could have her for".
Hyde had admitted making the recordings, but denied his conduct was sexual.
He was remanded in custody and will face a sentencing hearing on August 2.