13 Aug 2019

Teen pleads guilty to possessing mosque shoooting video

2:53 pm on 13 August 2019

A 17-year-old has pleaded guilty to possessing a copy of the video of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

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Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

The teenager, who has interim name suppression, entered his plea in the Thames District Court this afternoon.

The Chief Censor has classified the footage and a publication reportedly written by the man accused of the shootings as objectionable.

Knowingly possessing or sharing objectionable material carries a prison term of up to 14 years.

The 17-year-old was remanded on bail for sentencing at the end of next month.