Gladstone child pornographer faces deportation to NZ

A NEW Zealand man who made child pornography in Gladstone has been released from prison - but authorities say he will be deported to New Zealand.

Jeffrey Frank Chadwick was jailed in 2011 after he was found guilty of 18 pornography-related charges.

He was sentenced to three years jail, but was eligible for parole after just 12 months.

He took dozens of pictures of seven children on 15 different occasions while they were at his home in Gladstone.

Chadwick would get the children to pose in explicit ways for his own sexual gratification, the sentencing judge said, in what was also described as predatory and premeditated behaviour.

Chadwick appealed his visa cancellation to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, but a decision released on Friday confirmed the deportation order.