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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-29/paedophile-mark-trevor-marshall-continues-fight-for-release/8398174

Paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall fights for release and questions why he’s ‘a big risk to society’

By court reporter Rebecca Opie

Posted yesterday at 5:10pm

A serial child sex offender with a history of crimes dating back more than 25 years has tried to justify his behaviour while arguing for his release from prison into the community.

Convicted paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall, 48, was jailed indefinitely in 2009 after being declared incapable or unwilling to control his urges.

The Supreme Court has been considering his release from custody into the community under supervision since 2011, if appropriate accommodation could be found.

In 2014 Marshall withdrew his long-running application for release after clippings with photographs, names and ages of children were allegedly found in his prison cell.

But last year he renewed his application and has since undergone specialised rehabilitation treatment to advance his bid for supervised release.

During a hearing on Wednesday, the court heard a list of possible properties where Marshall could reside in the community would be compiled for consideration.

Justice Ann Vanstone said she had received reports from a doctor and the parole board but was waiting on a report from the Forensic Mental Health Services and warned Marshall against thinking a decision had been made either way.

“I just want to warn you that despite discussion of possible places where you might live upon release, the two reports that are before the court and which you will be getting shortly are not all that promising from your point of view,” she said.

“It’s the board’s view that you be at high risk of reoffending.”

Marshall, who appeared via video link from Yatala Labour Prison, said he “didn’t understand” the parole board’s view and wanted a report tendered to the court from his treating psychiatrist.

“They’ve even put me in a high one [security] in prison. I’ve never done anything in prison to warrant me to be put in high one,” he said.

“It seems to me that you are manipulating the position on the paperwork and my risk factor.”

Possible accommodation will be looked into to assess application

Marshall told the court he wanted to know what the board’s position was based on.

“My offences were offences within people I knew … and because those people were somewhat sexually active themselves and put suggestions to me,” he said.

“All they could find to lock me up was a prurient interest charge.”

He said he wanted to “cross-examine” the authors of the reports under consideration by the court.

“I don’t understand why I am suddenly a big risk to society,” he said.

In February 2013, more than 30 properties had been ruled out of consideration for Marshall to live because they were too close to schools or childcare centres.

There were also fears for his safety from members of the community who are opposed to his release.

Justice Vanstone said while the reports were not positive, possible accommodation would be followed up in order to better assess his application.

She said she wanted an additional report from the Department for Correctional Services on how quickly an alarm would be activated if Marshall went somewhere that he was not allowed should he be released into the community.

The matter will return to court in May.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-22/court-told-sex-offender-cant-be-housed/4534242?section=sa

Court told sex offender can’t be housed

By court reporter Loukas Founten

Updated Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:33pm AEDT

Authorities so far had dismissed more than 30 properties as unsuitable to house a convicted child sex offender who had been granted release from custody, the South Australian Supreme Court was told.

Mark Trevor Marshall, 43, has a history of child sex offences and was jailed indefinitely in 2009, after the court ruled he was incapable or unwilling to control his sexual urges.

In 2011, a Supreme Court judge allowed his release on licence if appropriate accommodation could be found.

Prosecutor Pauline Barnett told the latest hearing dozens of properties had been ruled out.

“The problem in terms of finding suitable accommodation has continued. We’re now at house number 34. All of the houses have, for one reason or another, proven unsuitable,” she said.

“The accommodation is a problem for two reasons: one, obviously the community protection, the house has to be away from schools and childcare centres.

“The other problem is Mr Marshall, his own personal security is at risk or could be at risk in relation to those people who do not want to see him released. It’s very tricky.”

She said police and Housing SA were trying to help.

“There is a steering group of eight people trying to work with Housing SA, trying to work with the police and the offender management program to secure this,” she said.

Defence lawyer Zoe Lewis said Marshall was distressed by the lack of progress.

“Although there has been some progress, there has been no indication of an end date to this,” she said.

Another hearing has been scheduled for April.

 

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/team-of-eight-public-servants-trying-to-find-housing-for-serial-paedophile-mark-trevor-marshall/story-e6frea83-1226583427464

Team of eight public servants trying to find housing for serial paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall

  • Chief Court Reporter Sean Fewster
  • adelaidenow
  • February 22, 2013 11:20AM

A TEAM of eight public servants has been tasked to find a home for serial paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall at taxpayers’ expense.

The Supreme Court last year ordered Marshall be released on licence once suitable accommodation had been found.

Today, prosecutor Pauline Barnett told the court 34 proposed residences for Marshall had been rejected so far – but promised to keep trying.

“I understand Marshall’s perception is we are dragging our heels,” she said.

“But 34 houses have been dismissed, so a team of about eight people is trying to work with Housing SA and Police to find a solution.

“The bona fides are there, in our efforts.”

Marshall, 44, has a history of sex offending dating back to June 1987.

In 2009 he was jailed indefinitely because he was unwilling to control his sexual urges.

In 2011, now-retired Justice Margaret Nyland ordered Marshall be released on licence.

“Let’s hope for your sake and the community you can get yourself sorted out and you don’t have to see yourself back in jail again,” she said.

She imposed conditions including a ban on contact with anyone under the age of 16, a ban on internet access and a requirement he be closely supervised.

Marshall’s release was postponed, however, multiple times.

The Parole Board refused to sign off on any residence proposed for Marshall, saying they were too close to schools or childcare centres.

Marshall himself claimed his life was at risk upon release and said he had received death threats – but declined to be specific about their nature.

In court today, Ms Barnett asked for a lengthy adjournment so the team of public servants could attempt to solve the problem.

She said housing was being sought in the Adelaide CBD.

“For the community’s protection, he has to be away from schools and childcare centres,” she said.

“It’s quite a tricky thing.”

Zoe Lewis, for Marshall, said further delay was inappropriate.

“My client is, unsurprisingly, quite distressed there has been no indication of when he is to be released,” she said.

“Whilst we understand the balancing act between protecting him and the community, limiting the catchment area for his release causes difficulties.”

She said housing Marshall away from schools meant greater distances between him and the treatment facilities he would need to attend to address his problems.

“A premises was proposed and rejected, previously, where two of Mr Marshall’s friends said they would provide constant supervision,” she said.

“We suggest it would be appropriate to consider it again.”

Justice Michael David said he would adjourn the case for six weeks.

“Do your best,” he told Ms Barnett.

“We must bring about this release, and these conditions.”

 

Convicted paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall linked to unsolved murders and abductions

by: Investigations Editor Bryan Littlely

From: The Advertiser

April 16, 2012 11:00PM

A PRISONER’S written confessions to a counsellor put him at the scene of one of Adelaide’s most baffling unsolved murders and raise allegations which link the disappearance of the Beaumont children to the abduction of other children almost four decades ago.

It also raises allegations which link the disappearance of the Beaumont children to the abduction of other children almost four decades ago.

Major Crime police have dismissed the claims in convicted paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall’s 40-page hand-written document, saying they are his “sexual fantasies” and similar to material he has produced over the past four years.

Marshall, left, was, in 2009, jailed until further order by Justice Margaret Nyland, having been to prison at least six times since 1987 for sexual assaults on children.

Justice Nyland said he was “incapable of controlling his sexual instincts” but she then overturned her order.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Lewandowski of the Sexual Crimes Investigations Branch said the document by Marshall, which was submitted to the Mullighan Inquiry into abuse of children in state care in 2007, would be reviewed after The Advertiser passed it on to police.

However, police said that they would not investigate the claims further, having previously checked their validity.

In the document, Marshall writes graphic accounts of his involvement and presence as a young child at the River Torrens drowning of Adelaide University Professor George Duncan in 1972.

It also puts the young Marshall at the scene of the murder of girls Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon, who were abducted from Adelaide Oval on August 25, 1973.

And it links his grandfather to the disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966 and a string of sexual assaults.

It also outlines, with hand drawn maps and descriptions, where he believes the bodies of children he claims were murdered by his grandfather were buried.

Marshall’s confession was anonymously sent to The Advertiser. The prison fellowship volunteer who sent it to Mr Mullighan has quit as an in-prison counsellor but is believed to still meet with Marshall. Efforts to contact him have been unsuccessful.

 

Caught with child porn in jail cell

by: Bryan Littlely with Hannah Silverman and Tom Dougherty

From: The Advertiser

December 03, 2011 12:00AM

A SERIAL paedophile on the cusp of release from Yatala Prison has been caught stockpiling child pornography in his cell.

Mark Trevor Marshall, who was labelled by Justice Margaret Nyland as “incapable of controlling his sexual instincts”, was found in possession of unauthorised material on Wednesday.

His cell, in B-Division which houses general population prisoners, was then searched and more items, understood to be CDs holding child porn images, were found.

The matter is now the subject of police investigations.

“I can confirm that there was a search at Yatala Labour Prison involving a prisoner being found in possession of unauthorised material,” Department for Correctional Services chief executive Peter Severin said yesterday.

“The prisoner’s cell was subsequently searched, which resulted in a number of additional items being found.”

Marshall has an extensive history of abusing children since June 1987 and in 2009 was jailed until further order by Justice Nyland.

“I am satisfied that at the date hereof the respondent (Marshall) is incapable of controlling his sexual instincts and is also unwilling in that there is a significant risk that he would, given an opportunity to commit a relevant offence, fail to exercise appropriate control of his sexual instincts,” she said in her judgment at the time.

“At the present time there is a significant risk of the respondent re-offending and until appropriate treatment is provided to him the respondent represents a continuing danger to the community.”

In July, Justice Nyland ruled Marshall could apply for release once appropriate accommodation was found, but he has yet to be released.

Marshall’s family yesterday said they felt both shock and relief at the latest revelation.

Judith Jones, whose grandchildren were allegedly abused by Marshall, said the discovery should mean he is not released back into the community.

“If he can offend in jail, he can most definitely offend outside jail,” she said.

“This is sick behaviour. Doing this shows that he cannot be rehabilitated and there’s no remorse. He deserves to be locked up indefinitely.”

 

Serial paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall fires lawyer before appeal bid

by: Court Reporter Hannah Silverman

From: AdelaideNow

October 07, 2011 1:05PM

SERIAL paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall has fired his lawyer and told the Supreme Court he had received threats to his safety.

Marshall, who has a history of abusing children since June 1987, today appeared in the Supreme Court for a further hearing into his pending release.

Although dubbed an uncontrollable sexual predator in 2009, he was granted licence for release in July.

That release has been stalled because appropriate accommodation has not been confirmed.

Today Marshall opened his hearing by telling Justice Margaret Nyland he no longer wanted lawyer George Mancini to represent him.

“I have had discussions with some people in the prison about Mr Mancini and I don’t wish him to represent me,” he said.

“I’m getting another lawyer. He’s indicated a form of defence that doesn’t appear to be in my best interests.”

Rocky Perrotta, who was today acting for Marshall on instruction from Mr Mancini, was surprised.

“That’s obviously news to me,” he said.

Marshall told the court he was yet to receive copies of the latest material.

He added he was aware his safety could be in jeopardy if he was released.

“Mr Mancini explained it was a question of being reassessed to see if I could deal with recent developments and also to deal with security issues,” he said.

“We’ve been made aware that the security issue that has been prevalent through my life was semi-resolved… but it has now been highlighted again due to the fact of this new threat it could give them an alibi in a sense.

“I’ve been advised by the prison not to be released at the moment because of this other threat that’s been made.”

The court did not hear what the nature of the threats were or who the threats were made by.

Justice Nyland adjourned the matter until November to enable new reports into his “present situation” to be prepared.

She said by the next date Marshall should also have had an opportunity to read the latest material and consult with his new lawyer.

A family member of one of his alleged victims has previously told The Advertiser her family would have received no justice if Marshall is released.

She said wounds had been reopened with the potential of his release into the community and that the family feared for the safety of other children.

 

Paedophile must remain in prison

by: Hannah Silverman, Court Reporter

From: The Advertiser

September 27, 2011 1:00AM

A PAEDOPHILE’S imminent release has stalled because of lack of appropriate accommodation.

Mark Trevor Marshall, 42, has a record of abusing children since June 1987 and, in 2009, was deemed unable or unwilling to control his sexual urges.

In July, Justice Margaret Nyland ruled Marshall could apply for release once appropriate accommodation was found, outraging the family of one of his alleged victims, who said they feared for their safety.

In the Supreme Court yesterday, prosecutor Pauline Barnett said such accommodation had yet to be approved by the Parole Board.

“The licence of the Parole Board being satisfied that there is suitable accommodation within the community for Mr Marshall to be released into the community, that accommodation is yet to be approved by the Parole Board,” she said. “In light of the social worker’s report, it may well be that the standard of that accommodation, the security arrangements, would have to be higher than perhaps what was contemplated by the doctors and Your Honour when the conditions of licence were accepted from the parole board.”

Ms Barnett asked the order be stayed.

Justice Nyland ordered Marshall’s release on licence be stayed until further order.

“Because of the matters that have been raised in the report, there is the safety of the community of course but also the safety of Mr Marshall if he were to be released at this stage,” she said.

 

Paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall’s release stalled

by: Court Reporter Hannah Silverman

From: AdelaideNow

September 26, 2011 3:38PM

A SERIAL paedophile’s imminent release, just two years after he was jailed indefinitely, has stalled because the Parole Board feels he lacks appropriate accommodation.

Mark Trevor Marshall, 42, has a record of abusing children since June 1987 and, in 2009, was deemed unable or unwilling to control his sexual urges.

In July, Justice Margaret Nyland ruled Marshall could apply for release once appropriate accommodation was found, outraging the family of one of his alleged victims, who said they feared for their safety.

In the Supreme Court today, prosecutor Pauline Barnett said such accommodation had yet to be approved by the Parole Board.

“The licence of the Parole Board being satisfied that there is suitable accommodation within the community for Mr Marshall to be released into the community, that accommodation is yet to be approved by the Parole Board,” she said.

“In light of the social worker’s report it may well be that the standard of that accommodation, the security arrangements, would have to be higher than perhaps what was contemplated by the doctors and Your Honour when the conditions of licence were accepted from the parole board.”

Ms Barnett asked the order be stayed and Marshall re-examined.

“In light of the report from the social worker and once these further reports are ordered, then this court would be in a better position to consider whether the order should be recalled, whether the order should be stayed for a length of time,” she said.

Justice Nyland ordered Marshall’s release on licence be put on hold.

“Because of the matters that have been raised in the report, there is the safety of the community of course but also the safety of Mr Marshall if he were to be released at this stage,” she said.

“I am concerned that when Mr Marshall is stressed there is this problem about regression so I think we will need to get some further reports and the appropriate course is simply to stay the operation of order (for release on licence).”

The family of one of Marshall’s alleged child abuse victims, who asked to be called “Sue” told the Advertiser last month that her family had not received justice if Marshall was released.

Their particular case against Marshall was dropped but the family felt safe while Marshall was behind bars.

“So much for an indefinite term,” Sue said.

“All my family members who have been affected by this man are now adults who had began to heal two years ago believing that he was jailed indefinitely. Now the wounds have been reopened.

“I’m not getting any justice for my family . . . it’s not just our family, it’s every other child he has abused.”

The matter returns to court next month.

 

Paedophile release has families in fear

Court Reporter Hannah Silverman

From: The Advertiser

August 29, 2011 12:00AM

THE family of an alleged child abuse victim says wounds will be reopened if a paedophile is released.

Mark Trevor Marshall, 41, has a record of abusing children since June 1987 and his pending release just two years after the Supreme Court jailed him indefinitely has raised safety fears among his victims.

A family member of one of his alleged victims, who asked to be called “Sue”, told The Advertiser her family had received no justice.

“So much for an indefinite term,” she said. “All my family members who have been affected by this man are now adults who had began to heal two years ago believing that he was jailed indefinitely. Now the wounds have been reopened.”

In 2009 Marshall was deemed unable or unwilling to control his sexual urges by Justice Margaret Nyland who subsequently imposed an indefinite prison term.

Last month Justice Nyland ruled Marshall could apply for release once appropriate accommodation was found, but not before last Friday.

The Advertiser understands Marshall is likely to be released from jail in the next few weeks once details, including accommodation, are finalised.

Sue said her family was still struggling to come to terms with Marshall’s actions.

“I’m not getting any justice for my family … it’s not just our family, it’s every other child he has abused.”

Parole Board chairwoman Frances Nelson, QC, said Marshall’s conditions had been presented to him and were “extremely stringent”.

She said specific conditions included no contact with anyone under 16, no internet access and close supervision.

 

Sexual predator Mark Trevor Marshall could be released into community

Court Reporter Hannah Silverman

From: AdelaideNow

July 15, 2011 1:31PM

A SERIAL pedophile jailed indefinitely for being unwilling to control his sexual urges could be released from custody.

Supreme Court Justice Margaret Nyland today said she would allow Mark Trevor Marshall to apply for his release if appropriate accommodation was confirmed.

“Let’s hope for your sake and the community you can get yourself sorted out and you don’t have to see yourself back in jail again,” she said.

Marshall, 41, has been sexually abusing children since at least 1987.

He will have to satisfy the Parole Board he is suitable for release from prison.

The last time he was released into the community he sexually abused children three times within a year.

Justice Nyland jailed Marshall indefinitely as an uncontrollable sexual predator in 2009.

 

Child sex predator jailed indefinitely

Article from:

ANDREW DOWDELL

September 22, 2009 12:01am

A SERIAL paedophile who told psychiatrists that girls as young as four could enjoy sex has been jailed indefinitely as an uncontrollable sexual predator.

Mark Trevor Marshall has a record of sexually abusing children dating back to June 1987 and has re-offended against children within a year of being released from prison on three occasions.

Marshall, 40, has been behind bars since March 2002, after he tried to have developed nine films containing images of a three-year-old girl he encouraged to pose in sexual positions.

The Director of Public Prosecutions applied to have Marshall deemed unable or unwilling to control his sexual urges and subjected to indefinite detention.

Supreme Court judge Margaret Nyland heard advice from four psychiatrists, including Dr Andrea Louis, who said Marshall would regress into a child-like state when faced with stress.

“He has a lack of appreciation of victim impact issues and holds attitudes conducive to child molestation, such as `girls can enjoy sex as young as six, I’ve seen girls as young as four want to’,” Dr Louis said. “Most worrying is that Mr Marshall attributes some of his offending to regression, not remembering, which places him out of touch with reality and not in a position to control his actions.”

“This makes Mr Marshall especially dangerous and a real and significant risk to children in the community.”

Justice Nyland ruled that Marshall imposed an indefinite prison term.

 

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  1. pat says:

    please have a look on face book Keep Mark Trevor Marshall in jail…..this poor excuse of a human is going to be released as soon as they find a suitable place for him to live.This piece of shit should rott in jail even thats to good for him.Please do what ever you can to keep this low life behind bars.Write letters to correctional services or get in touch with today tonight Paul Makin covered a story on him.Do what ever you can to get this out to the public.His victims need the support of poeple power…it could be your child or grand kids next….

  2. Serendipity says:

    There is a link at the top of this page to the Facebook group.

  3. pat says:

    looks like this piece of shit will be out within a few weeks…northern suburbs possibly elizabeth sa.Can see people are going to take justice into there own hands!!!!!

  4. tracey says:

    I am disgusted so housing helping this scumbag with housing and safety seriously ppl homeless so scumbags can live in them what a joke let him in a town where pedos all live together in the dessert all use them as dummies for target practice

  5. Cheryl terry. says:

    May he rot in hell,amen,

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