A former teacher at an exclusive Sydney school who viewed and shared tens of thousands of child porn images has denied he likes looking at young boys, a Sydney court has heard.
The court heard Coupland, who acted as a photographer at school sporting events, had about 35,000 images of children, mainly young boys, on his personal computer.
But he told the court: "I don't like to look at young boys."
Posing as a "much younger man", he shared about 500 of those images with others online, Judge Laura Wells was told.
"The images I uploaded, I believed [the children] were over the age of 18," he said.
Coupland said before his arrest he did not believe he was viewing child pornography but he now knew it was.