Prosecutors are pushing for a longer sentence for a man who filmed himself sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he met on a teen dating app.
Aran Spottiswood was jailed for up to four years over his actions with the young girl, on multiple occasions in March 2019.
But Victorian prosecutors have gone to the Court of Appeal arguing that the sentence, of which he must serve at least two years, is inadequate.
Spottiswood pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual penetration of a child under 16, one of sexual assault of a child under 16, and of using the girl to produce child abuse material.
He also admitted possession of more than 1800 images and 122 videos later found by police on his computer.
Spottiswood first met the girl on MyLOL, a dating app for teens. He told her he was 24 and she replied that she was 14 and not interested.
They later connected on Snapchat and he told her he was 19. The girl agreed to meet up with him and he drove her to a different location where they had sex.
They met again on several occasions over the next two weeks until police spotted the pair in a car in late March and intervened, arresting Spottiswood.
The girl said she felt like people would blame her for what had happened.
"The judgmental look on people's faces broke my heart," she said.
"For a long time I felt as if it was my fault that it happened, since I was the one who did not understand the dangers associated with social media and the predators out there in the real world."
Prosecutor Brendan Kissane QC said Spottiswood's offending was predatory and he had been found to be a moderate to high risk of re-offending once he is released from prison.
The appeal judges said the sentence handed to Spottiswood might be considered "very lenient" but noted he had lost his career and would find imprisonment harder than most for a variety of reasons.
Mr Kissane said even considering those things, the sentence handed to Spottiswood by County Court Judge Liz Gaynor was below the permitted range for his type of offending.
Spottiswood's barrister Dermot Dann said Judge Gaynor had found that his actions were predatory, manipulative and degrading and they had conceded all the things that made his offending serious.
He said Spottiswood had undergone upward of 25 counselling sessions since the offending.
The judges will hand down their decision at a later date.