A FORMER teacher and West Australian pony club president has avoided jail after being found guilty of viewing child pornography online.

Murray William Britza, 63, of Beverley, 130km east of Perth, was sentenced today on five counts of accessing child porn websites between November 2008 and June 2009.

In the District Court in Perth, Judge Philip McCann sentenced Britza to two 12-month terms of imprisonment, to be suspended immediately, and placed him on an 18-month good behaviour bond.
Judge McCann said some of the boys depicted engaging in sexual acts in the images found on the computer were under the age of 16 but in other cases it was hard to ascertain whether the youths were under-aged.