Supreme Court of Tasmania Sex Crime Sentences

THE QUEEN v JOSHUA CLIFFORD SMITH – 1 APRIL 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Joshua Smith pleads guilty to one count of using a carriage service to access child pornography material, one count of using a carriage service to transmit child pornography material and three counts of possessing child exploitation material. The first two counts are brought under the Commonwealth Criminal Code, s 474.19(1). The remaining counts are brought under the

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STATE OF TASMANIA v ANTHONY LEONARD CLARK – 1 APRIL 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr Clark, you have pleaded guilty to charges of accessing and possessing child exploitation material. Police officers searched your vehicle and your home on 20 November 2018 as a result of information they had received. They found about 4,000 images and 265 videos that depicted children either in sexual contexts or engaged in sexual activity. It

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STATE OF TASMANIA v BRETT LANGDON WESCOMBE – 18 MARCH 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr Wescombe, you have pleaded guilty to one count of indecency and one count of dangerous driving. You have also pleaded guilty to the related summary charges of prohibited behaviour, refusing to submit to the taking of blood, providing false information as to name and address, hinder conveyance contrary to the Road Safety Alcohol and Drugs Act 1970,

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STATE OF TASMANIA v J T R T – 27 FEBRUARY 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE J T R T has been found guilty of one count of rape. Before the commission of the crime, the defendant and the complainant’s father were best friends.  The defendant was a frequent visitor to the family home, visiting almost daily.  He would often call in to visit on his way home after work.  The complainant’s

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STATE OF TASMANIA v KPM – 19 FEBRUARY 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE KPM, you were found guilty by a jury of one count of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person. It is for me to find facts for sentence. Facts adverse to you must be proved beyond reasonable doubt. However, in this case, the facts follow from the verdict of the jury and the indication from

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STATE OF TASMANIA v ADG – 19 FEBRUARY 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE ADG, you plead guilty to one count of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person. The crime was committed between 2012 and 2016 against, your step daughter, when she was aged between 12 and 16. It is my duty to sentence you on the factual basis asserted by the State which you have accepted to

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STATE OF TASMANIA v DERICK COOK – 25 FEBRUARY 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr Cook has pleaded guilty to charges of accessing, possessing and distributing child exploitation material. As a result of information received from Queensland, police officers searched his home in Wynyard in August 2018 and seized a computer tower on which child exploitation images were found. They subsequently found a total of 1697 prohibited child exploitation images,

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STATE OF TASMANIA v T M H – 25 FEBRUARY 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant has pleaded guilty to one count of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person under the age of 17. The complainant is now 14 years of age. Her parents separated when she was approximately 18 months old. She continued to reside with her mother, but had regular contact with her father. The defendant

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STATE OF TASMANIA v M S S – 21 FEBRUARY 2020

COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant has pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child exploitation material, one count of accessing child exploitation material, and one count of producing child exploitation material. I have also agreed to deal with one summary charge of distributing child exploitation material to which the defendant has also pleaded guilty. On 15 August 2018, an

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