A Queensland country musician has been spared jail despite exposing himself to a 12-year-old boy over webcam.
Neil Clarence Duddy appeared at Ipswich District Court on Friday where he was sentenced to nine months jail suspended for two years after pleading guilty to one count of indecent treatment of a child under 16.
The 51-year-old was found out after the boy took screenshots from their Facebook webcam chats and showed his horrified mother, The Queensland Times reports.
Neil Clarence Duddy appeared at Ipswich District Court on Friday where he was sentenced to nine months jail suspended for two years after exposing himself online to a child
The Queensland country musician was spared jail despite exposing himself to the 12-year-old boy over webcam and sending him porn site links (stock image)
The parent, who cannot be named, revealed her son had told her that Duddy had been behaving 'weird' after befriending him on the social media platform.
The singer had struck up a friendship with the boy's mother when he was five and had been a popular figure across South Queensland's music scene in recent years.