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Former senior public servant dodges jail over 'sexual fantasy email'

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By Blake Foden
Updated May 25 2021 - 12:52pm, first published 2:20am
The former public servant, who cannot be named, arrives at court on Tuesday. Picture: Blake Foden

One of the federal government's most senior former public servants has avoided a jail sentence after trying to send child abuse material to a UK woman he exchanged "sexual fantasy emails" with.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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