A Canberra judge has slammed a paedophile's lack of remorse before sentencing him a decade behind bars and recommending he be deported back to India as soon as he is released.
In the ACT Supreme Court, Justice John Burns described Navin Edwin, 34, as a man who camouflaged himself in the community by hiding behind his church and pretending to be a caring and nice man.
In reality though, Edwin was grooming and sexually abusing three young girls aged between six and 15 years.
Two trials earlier this year found him guilty of 17 charges including producing child pornography and acts of indecency.
Edwin denies the charges and continues to put forward excuses, including that the photos were for medical research and that it was all part of an artistic project.
Justice Burns condemned Edwin's excuses, calling him a shameless liar with no remorse.
Justice Burns sentenced Edwin to 10 years and eight months jail.
He will be eligible for parole in 2017 at which time Justice Burns recommends Edwin be immediately deported back to his birth country of India.