Video Shows Tearful Politician Turn In Husband After Finding Child Porn: 'Faces Of Many Are Etched In My Memory'

 “His behavior stemmed from something much more sinister.”

Rachel Carling-Jenkins, an Australian politician, has offered some heartwrenching testimony about discovering her estranged husband's child porn collection.

According to The Washington Post, Carling-Jenkins discovered the illicit materials in her home in February of 2016 and immediately went to the police with her son.

“I find myself now unconsciously searching the faces of little girls that I see on the streets, distressed when a face triggers a memory of a photo or a video of a little girl that I glimpsed in his collection,” she said in a speech delivered on the Victoria’s state parliament floor.

Gary Jenkins was sentenced to four months in prison and will be registered as a sex offender. He will be required to report to police for the next eight years.

Carling-Jenkins did not speak publicly of the incident out of a fear of hindering police investigations and court proceedings. She now feels the time is right to come forward with her story and to speak out against her husband's actions.

In the speech, Carling-Jenkins recalls the surprise she felt upon making the terrible discovery: “I look back now with clarity which only comes through hindsight around the lies, the deception and the coverups,” Carling-Jenkins said. “His behavior stemmed from something much more sinister.”

She also discussed her struggle with her husband's perceived mental illness, for which her tolerance ended upon the realization of his criminal actions. She does not believe the sentence he served is proprotionate to his crimes.

Gary Jenkins has refused to sign divorce papers or grant a property settlement and continues to contact his son, despite the family's wishes.

Although praise for Carling-Jenkins was effusive following the speech, she was shocked to receive criticism from people who claimed that “that no matter what a wife should not stand up and call her husband out.”

Carling-Jenkins currently is a politician in the upper house of the bicameral parliament of the Australian state of Victoria. Before becoming an elected official, she worked as a disabilities advocate in the welfare sector. She has a doctorate in social sciences.

[Photo: Twitter @Patriot_1776USA]

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