SEX CRIMES TASMANIA
STATE OF TASMANIA v S 2 DECEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE S , you have pleaded guilty to a charge of penetrative sexual abuse of a young person. You committed this crime one night in March 2021. At the time you were 43 years old, and you engaged in some sexual activity with a boy aged 16 years and 5 months. You had been working for several years as a teacher’s aide at a school. You got to know him as a year 10 student at that school. You developed a friendship of sorts with him. He left that school at the end of year 10 to continue his education at another institution in year 11, but you and he
STATE OF TASMANIA v R 30 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE R, you have been found guilty by a jury on a charge of persistent sexual abuse of a child. The child is your daughter. You sexually abused her over a period of several months, beginning when she was 5 years old, and ending after she had turned 6. This is a particularly serious case of child sexual abuse because you routinely anally raped your daughter during that period. At your trial the Crown prosecutor contended that the evidence established that you had committed unlawful sexual acts against your daughter on seven identifiable occasions. The majority verdict of the jury indicates only that at least 10 of them were
STATE OF TASMANIA v C 25 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr C, you have pleaded guilty to one count of penetrative sexual abuse of a young person. The crime was committed in 1987, when you were 31 years of age and the complainant was 16. You are the brother of the complainant’s stepfather. She had lived with him, and known you as her uncle, since she was 3 years of age. For some months leading up to the crime, you engaged in a course of sexualised conduct with her, in particular kissing and intimate touching. The crime itself consisted of an act of vaginal intercourse, which occurred in a motel room, which you had arranged and where you
39 year old shows little boy his …. and told Police “you did not think anything of it at the time, and that you thought it was normal” Judge says.
STATE OF TASMANIA v S 19 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE S, you plead guilty to committing an indecent act directed at a child contrary to the Criminal Code, s 125B. The crime was committed on 30 January 2018, now almost four years ago. The complainant is a boy aged 9. You had become friends with his mother and for about a month you had been staying at the house in which she and the complainant lived, and you and he had developed something of a bond. On this day you took him to a recreational facility. After completing some other activities you both went swimming in the indoor pool and spa. When together in the spa, the complainant
STATE OF TASMANIA v X 9 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE X , you were found guilty by a jury of four counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape. It is my task to find facts for sentencing purposes but, in this case, the facts substantially follow from the verdicts. I may only make findings adverse to you if satisfied beyond reasonable doubt they have been proved, and I may only make findings of fact in your favour if they are proved on the balance of probabilities. Your crimes were committed against two females, L and T. The circumstances were these. In January 2003 you met and commenced a relationship with KH. You were married in 2008.
STATE OF TASMANIA v NDT. 5 OCTOBER 2021 EDITED COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE NDT, you were found guilty by a jury of persistent sexual abuse of a child. It is my duty to, consistent with the verdict, find the factual basis of sentence. First some background is necessary. The victim of the crime is your daughter. She was born in 2006 of a brief relationship between you and her mother. You did not know that your daughter was born, or that her mother had become pregnant, until your daughter was nearly two. You were then in a long term relationship with another woman which commenced around the time your daughter was born. You and your partner, who later became your
STATE OF TASMANIA v JAR. 6 OCTOBER 2021 DE-IDENTIFIED COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE JAR, you were found guilty by a jury of two counts of persistent sexual abuse of a child. It is a case in which the facts for sentence follow from the verdict and it is my duty to sentence you on that basis. One crime was committed against your daughter F. You were in a relationship with her mother between 2006 and 2009, and F was born in 2009. The other crime was committed against M, the daughter of the person with whom you formed a new relationship in 2010. M was also born in 2009. That partner then had one other daughter, and you subsequently had
“You plead guilty to accessing and possessing child exploitation material, the summary charge of possessing a bestiality product”
STATE OF TASMANIA v PAUL ANDREW BELLCHAMBERS 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Paul Bellchambers, you plead guilty to accessing and possessing child exploitation material. I also agreed to deal with your plea of guilty to the summary charge of possessing a bestiality product. On 19 December 2017 the police seized a mobile phone from the glovebox of your car which was then forensically examined. It contained a large number of images, a small percentage of which were child exploitation material. Those images were classified according to the ANVIL scale. Only just over 40 per cent of all the images were examined, but, of those, there were: 114 depicting children in a sexually suggestive manner, category 1; 3 depicting
STATE OF TASMANIA v BRIAN SHEALS 22 SEPTEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Brian Sheals, you plead guilty to one count of indecent assault. The crime was committed in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 28 June 2020. During the previous evening you had attended a birthday party at the home of a friend. At the time you were aged 47. The victim, then a 21 year old female, was also a guest at the party which was hosted by her sister and her partner. Although you had mutual friends you did not know the victim directly. Throughout the evening you spoke with her but, by about 11 pm, she was highly intoxicated. She was unsteady on her
TVN has chosen to name the filth, he is Phillip James Scott STATE OF TASMANIA v PJS 31 AUGUST 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr S you have pleaded guilty to a number of historical sexual offences. They are 2 counts of persistent sexual abuse of a child, 2 counts of indecent assault and a count of rape. Setting out the facts of your offending which I am about to do, I expressly emphasise that you are being sentenced only on the indictment even though the narrative taken from the State’s papers refers to other uncharged acts. You have no children of your own. You have multiple siblings. During her life, one of your sisters had a total of 11