Archive for August, 2012

Kenneth William Bishop

Posted: August 30, 2012 by Serendipity in Sentenced, Western Australia

 

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Bail bid for jailed pedophile Kenneth William Bishop

  • From: AAP
  • December 14, 2012 7:46PM

A JAILED pedophile applying for bail after more than 10 years in prison will have his application for release determined by a Supreme Court judge next week.

Kenneth William Bishop, 74, is accused of being part of an elaborate and sophisticated conspiracy to commit child sex offences in Thailand with two other convicted paedophiles, Mark Pendleton and Robert Gordon Cummins, he met in prison.

Bishop had been due for parole release from prison on his previous convictions in September 2010, but he had that release order cancelled after becoming a suspect in the conspiracy. He was charged for his part in the conspiracy in September 2011, and has been in prison awaiting trial on those charges since.

At the West Australian Supreme Court, Justice Lindy Jenkins was told by defence lawyer Rod Keeley that Bishop was a minor player in the conspiracy.

He said Bishop was engaged to be married to a woman he had met in prison and had been effectively waiting two years for his trial and was a low flight risk because of his age.

But prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo opposed the bail application, saying the case against Bishop as part of the conspiracy was strong.

She said Bishop could be a flight risk and could also potentially interfere with witnesses.

Justice Jenkins will hand down her decision as to whether Bishop gets bail next Thursday.

 

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/top-stories/dpps-lapse-may-see-pedophile-freed/story-e6frg12l-1226433059516

DPP’s lapse may see pedophile freed

  • by: Cortlan Bennett
  • From: PerthNow
  • July 23, 2012 2:53PM

A NOTORIOUS convicted pedophile could be freed from jail because the Commonwealth has not given Western Australia authority to prosecute new child sex charges.

Former school teacher Mark Pendleton, 52, appeared in the WA Supreme Court today charged with conspiring to commit an indictable offence and conspiring to commit child sex offences overseas.

He appeared with convicted pedophile Kenneth William Bishop, 70, and Robert Gordon Cummins, 46, who have also been charged with conspiring to commit child sex offences overseas.

Pendleton was due to be released in March 2011 after serving 11 years of a 16-year sentence for sexually assaulting 11 girls from 1995 to 2000, but he was ordered to remain behind bars to face the fresh charges.

Bishop, a former British resident, is serving 16 years in jail after pleading guilty in 2002 to 44 counts of sexually penetrating girls aged 12 to 15.

Cummins has been remanded in custody, accused with Pendleton of planning a child sex tour of Thailand and Vietnam.

However, the three men have yet to be formally indicted – even though their case is listed for trial in November – because the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has not authorised the state to prosecute the case on its behalf.

WA Supreme Court judge John McKechnie today questioned why the men had been held so long awaiting indictment, saying they could be released if the matter continued to drag on.

“Don’t be surprised if they leave the court (at their next appearance),” Justice McKechnie told WA prosecutor Joanne Andretich.

While Ms Andretich asked for a four-week adjournment pending Commonwealth authority and official indictments, Justice McKechnie also questioned her appearance before the court.

“I don’t know your authority to appear for the prosecution,” Justice McKechnie said, suggesting the state had not yet been authorised to proceed with the case.

Justice McKechnie also cast doubt on whether the trial was ready to proceed, saying he was “very conscious” of the fact the men had already been held for more than 16 months.

“I think the whole thing is just not ready for trial,” he said.

Ms Andretich assured the judge the case was ready to proceed and that authorisation would be granted within the next four weeks.

The judge remanded the men to reappear on August 20.

 

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Cecil Barter

Posted: August 30, 2012 by Serendipity in Convicted, Location, Registered Sex Offender, Sentenced, Victoria

 

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Man, 72, jailed for 11 years over ‘abhorrent’ sexual assault of seven children

  • Shannon Deery
  • From:  Herald Sun
  • August 16, 2012 12:05PM

A SEX grub who launched a reign of terror on his young victims spanning two decades may die in jail, a court has been told.

Cecil Barter, 72, was sentenced to at least 11 years behind bars today for the “abhorrent” sexual assault of seven children aged between three and 13.

The County Court heard Barter had “badly exploited (the) dependence and trust” of his young victims during the 15-year period of offending.

Judge Michael Bourke said Barter had a “breathtaking disregard” for his victims during the assaults that occurred between 1973 and 1988.

Barter pleaded guilty to all but one of 19 charges he faced but was found guilty by a jury at trial last month.

Judge Bourke described the rape of one victim as a “classically brutal and shameless event”.

He said Barter had “expressed little, really no remorse” over the offending.

The court heard some of the victims visited him at his Wangaratta home regularly.

“Each child shared the desperate situation of sex abuse without any real way to stop it,” Judge Bourke said.

He said the offending “featured the manipulation of childlike feelings” and “very harsh physical violence”.

The court heard Barter’s health had deteriorated significantly since his arrest in 2010 and that it was possible he would not be released from prison in his lifetime.

But Judge Bourke said while Barter had no prior or subsequent criminal history he was forced to impose a significant penalty because of the “abhorrent nature of offences”.

Barter was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 11 years.

He was also placed on the serious sex offender register for life.

 

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http://www.dailymercury.com.au/story/2012/08/28/jailed-for-sex-with-teen/

Jailed for sex with teen

28th August 2012 5:00 AM

MICHAEL Austin had sex with a 13-year-old girl after contacting her on Facebook.

He was almost 21 at the time but had pretended to be 17.

The couple became Facebook friends in 2010. When the girl’s aunt found out she tried to stop the contact between the two.

Austin gave the girl a mobile phone, which the aunt confiscated, but Austin just gave her another phone.

In April last year the girl ran away from home and was found hiding on Austin’s property in Mackay, Crown prosecutor Melanie Franklin told the Mackay District Court yesterday.

The couple admitted having sex that day.

Austin was arrested, charged and was released on bail.

Three days later he provided the girl with another mobile phone, sent her text messages of a sexual nature, tried to organise face-to-face meetings with her in breach of his bail conditions and also sent her two pictures of himself naked.

Ms Franklin said Austin’s behaviour was “bordering on predatory”.

“He continued the relationship despite the aunt’s intervention,” Ms Franklin said.

“There was a seven-year age difference.”

Austin, who is now 22, pleaded guilty to having unlawful carnal knowledge of a child; using electronic communications to procure a child for a sexual offence; and two charges of wilfully exposing a child to an indecent image.

Barrister Bronwyn Hartigan, for Austin, said he no longer had contact with the girl and had distanced himself from her by moving to live in Emu Park, Rockhampton.

Judge Julie Dick, SC, said Austin had some insight into offending because he told the girl he was 17 and not 21.

Austin was jailed for 18 months, to be suspended after serving six months.

On release from prison he must become a registered child sex offender and remain on the registry for 15 years.

 

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http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1244133/lord-to-serve-minimum-six-years-jail-for-child-sexual-assaults/?cs=12

Lord to serve minimum six years’ jail for child sexual assaults

By Emma Partridge

Jan. 18, 2013, 6:06 p.m.

A former YMCA childcare  worker has been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years imprisonment for sexually molesting 12 under-age boys in his care, the Downing Centre District Court heard after almost four hours of proceedings today.

Jonathan Luke Lord, now 26,  was convicted last November by District Court judge Michael King of 29 charges relating to the sexual and indecent assault of boys aged from six to 11.

He will now serve a minimum of six years for the offences that took place between January 2009 and October 2011.

He will be eligible for parole on October 23, 2017.

In a dramatic end to the week, the hearing was adjourned briefly before the sentence was passed down, after Lord broke down in the docks and rocked back and forth about 5pm.

Lord worked at vacation care and before and after-school care for the YMCA in Sutherland Shire since 2009.

He also worked privately as a babysitter for several families.

Judge King outlined details of how Lord repeatedly put his hands down the pants of several victims and touched or rubbed their genitals.

The convicted pedophile also performed two sexual acts upon an eight-year-old boy.

One offence happened on an excursion and the other in a storeroom during vacation care.

The sexual abuse happened in many places including the homes of victims, a YMCA centre, on a bus to and from excursions organised by YMCA, a movie theatre,  a toilet block and a boat shed.

Lord was arrested and charged in October 2011.

He later confessed to police in a hand- written letter that he molested another four other victims, resulting in additional charges.

Lord was helped by four court officers from the docks at 5.50pm

 

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/11/09/15/02/court-hears-grief-of-child-abuse-victims

Court hears grief of child abuse victims

2:26pm November 9, 2012

A young boy assaulted by a Sydney childcare worker wishes he had been older so he could have kicked and run from his attacker, a court has been told.

Former YMCA childcare worker and private babysitter Jonathan Luke Lord, 25, made his first appearance in Downing Centre District Court on Friday.

Lord, 25, has previously pleaded guilty to 29 child sex and indecent assault offences on 12 boys aged from six to 11 that took place between 2007 and October 2011.

During sentencing submissions on Friday, five of the boys’ parents read victim impact statements which included quotes from their sons.

“I wish I was older when it happened,” one father said when quoting his son.

“I would kick him and run and scream and tell my parents straight away.”

The mother of another victim said Lord was a big part of their lives.

“How could I have not known?” she said. “What kind of mother am I?”

She also quoted someone who interviewed her son about the attacks.

“You have the most beautiful boy,” she said.

“He’s worried because he didn’t want you to cry.”

Lord wept throughout the reading of the statements but did not make eye contact with the parents of his victims or his own family members in the courtroom.

The matter continues on Friday.

 

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8520788/childcare-worker-guilty-of-molesting-boys

Childcare worker guilty of molesting boys

11:24 AEST Thu Aug 23 2012

A childcare worker has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 12 young boys in Sydney’s south.

Jonathan Luke Lord, 25, was charged with 29 offences of sexual assault and indecent assault relating to boys aged from six to 11.

The assaults took place between 2007 and October 2011 in the Sutherland area, in Sydney’s south.

Lord worked in a YMCA childcare centre, operated a before-and-after school care program and worked privately as a babysitter, court documents show.

His charges came before Sydney Central Local Court on Thursday when he made his first appearance after spending 10 months in custody.

He appeared via audio visual link and wept when pleading guilty to 29 charges, saying “Yes, your honour”.

A woman who had children under his care, but were not among those molested, also burst into tears.

Lord will appear in Downing Centre District Court on August 31 for sentencing.

 

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8513564/childcare-worker-to-plead-to-sex-charges

Childcare worker to plead to sex charges

13:25 AEST Thu Aug 9 2012

A childcare worker accused of sexually molesting 12 young boys is likely to plead guilty at his next court appearance.

Jonathan Luke Lord, 25, has been charged with 29 offences of sexual assault and indecent assault relating to boys aged from six to 11.

The assaults allegedly took place between 2007 and October 2011.

Lord’s matter came before Sydney Central Local Court on Thursday when prosecutor Katherine Thompson said an agreed statement of facts had yet to be finalised.

“There has been extensive negotiations between the parties,” Ms Thompson told the court.

“It’s working towards a plea of guilty.”

The matter has been stood over until later on Thursday.

 

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/childcare-worker-to-plead-to-sex-charges/story-e6frg13c-1226428146044

Childcare worker to plead to sex charges

  • From: AAP
  • July 17, 2012 12:05PM

A CHILDCARE worker accused of sexually molesting 12 young boys is expected to plead to 29 charges at his next court appearance.

Jonathan Luke Lord, 25, has been in custody for nine months and has yet to enter pleas or appear at any of his Sydney court mentions.

He worked in a childcare centre in the Sutherland area in Sydney’s south, operated a before- and after-school program and worked privately as a babysitter.

The charges of sexual assault and indecent assault relate to boys aged from six to 11.

The assaults allegedly took place between 2007 and October 2011.

Lord’s matter came before Sydney’s Central Local Court on Tuesday.

His solicitor Sophia Mascia said she was in negotiations with the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

“This has been a very complex matter,” Ms Mascia told the court.

She said the alleged victims and their families were still being interviewed and an agreed statement of police facts was expected to be available by Lord’s next court date.

Some charges might have been laid incorrectly, Ms Mascia said, prompting both sides to discuss how many might be downgraded to lesser offences or upgraded to more serious crimes.

“I think we quite confidently can say this will be the last adjournment,” Ms Mascia said.

Magistrate Clare Farnan adjourned the matter to the same court on August 9, when Lord is expected to enter pleas to the agreed charges.

He did not apply for bail, which was formally refused.

 

http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/general/sex-assault-accused-in-court/2542164.aspx

Sex assault accused in court

BY MONICA HEARY

02 May, 2012 11:37 AM

A matter involving a man charged with committing sexual offences with underage boys came before Central Local Court yesterday.

The allegations involve Jonathan Luke Lord, 25.

The case is next due for a mention at the same court on June 5.

The matter initially went before Sutherland Local Court last October and as the case has continued before the courts additional charges were laid after the initial seven counts of aggravated indecent assault which allegedly happened in three locations in Sutherland Shire.

The case is next due for a mention in Central Local Court on June 5.

 

http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/crime-and-law/judge-refuses-bail-in-child-sex-case/2450056.aspx

Judge refuses bail in child sex case

BY MONICA HEARY

11 Feb, 2012 09:00 AM

A SUTHERLAND Shire man, Jonathan Luke Lord, 25, faces 29 child sex charges and will have his case mentioned at Central Local Court on March 1. He did not appear when his case came before the same court in January for a mention. The court heard he had changed solicitors and a Legal Aid solicitor appeared on his behalf. The alleged offences involve 12 boys and occurred between January 1, 2007 and November 1 last year.

There are seven charges of aggravated indecent assault, 11 of aggravated indecent assault on a victim under the authority of the accused and three of inciting a person under 16 to commit indecency. Other charges are four counts of aggravated sexual assault on a victim under the authority of the accused and four counts of aggravated indecent assault of a victim under the authority of the accused. The offences allegedly occurred in various shire locations.

The case first went before Sutherland Local Court last October when the accused faced seven charges but since then police have laid further charges and Lord has been placed in custody. Sutherland Local Court issued a non-publication order on the man’s name but after the matter had gone to Central Local Court the ABC successfully applied for a lifting of that order. Legal reasons prevent publication of specific details of the case. On Tuesday bail was not applied for and magistrate Julie Huber formally refused it.

 

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8415407/childcare-worker-faces-new-sex-charges

Childcare worker faces new sex charges

16:51 AEDT Tue Feb 7 2012

A childcare worker accused of sexually molesting 12 young boys has been charged with eight more offences, court documents show.

Jonathan Luke Lord, 24, worked in a childcare centre in the Sutherland area in Sydney’s south.

He also operated a before and after school program and worked privately as a babysitter.

Lord is now facing 29 charges relating to boys aged from six to 11.

He has had a solicitor representing him since his arrest in October, but Legal Aid appeared on his behalf on Tuesday when his matter was heard briefly in Sydney’s Central Local Court.

Detectives from the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) had charged Lord on four separate occasions over events that allegedly took place between 2007 and October 2011.

As of December, he was facing 21 charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

A JIRT spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday that detectives charged Lord in January with eight more offences, including three counts of inciting a person under the age of 16 to commit an act of indecency.

His former solicitor successfully argued in October for suppression of Lord’s name, but a non-publication order was lifted by a magistrate in December.

Lord will remain in custody and is next due to appear in the same court on March 1.

 

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/accused-child-sex-offender-named-20111207-1oinp.html

Accused child sex offender named

Vincent Morello, Police Reporter

December 7, 2011 – 4:19PM

A childcare worker accused of molesting 12 young boys can be publicly identified after a magistrate lifted a suppression order on his name.

But the same court has ordered that the details of the alleged offences be suppressed over concerns that the information may prejudice the ongoing investigation of any further complaints against the accused.

Jonathan Luke Lord, 24, worked in a childcare centre in the Sutherland area, south of Sydney.

Lord also managed a before- and after-school care program and worked privately as a babysitter.

Detectives from the Joint Investigation Response Team have charged Lord on four separate occasions over events that allegedly took place between 2007 and October 2011.

Lord is facing a total of 14 indecent assault charges against eight boys, and two counts of aggravated sexual assault and five counts of aggravated indecent assault against four other boys.

All of the alleged victims were aged between six and 11.

In Sydney’s Central Local Court on Wednesday, Magistrate John Favretto denied Lord’s application to continue the non-publication order to suppress his name.

Counsel acting for Lord had previously argued that releasing his name could endanger his safety while he remains in custody.

Mr Favretto rejected Lord’s application to continue the suppression order, but ordered that the details of the alleged offences remain secret.

“The order is necessary because publication may prejudice the investigation of the matter and the proper administration of justice, particularly the investigation of further complaints,” Mr Favretto stated in the order.

Lord will next appear before the same court on February 7.

 

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Child porn collector gets suspended sentence

Karen Matthews   |  August 21st, 2012

A NORLANE man whose child pornography collection included vision of infants being sexually abused has walked from court on a suspended sentence.

Ronald Bentley, 44, of Moran St, Norlane, pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Monday to knowingly possessing child pornography.

Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Alana Jackson said police searched Bentley’s home on August 30 last year, seizing computers, external hard drives and a number of USB thumb drives.

“Forensic analysis revealed a Western digital hard-drive contained 944 images, 387 of which were naked children,” she said.

“A further 376 images were of comics/drawings of children engaged in sexual activity.

Sen-Constable Jackson said 73 images involved sexual violence.

“A total of 168 movie files were located,” she said.

Sen-Constable Jackson said two USB thumb drives contained a total of 35 images and 13 movie files of child pornography.

Adrian Paull, for Bentley, said his client received an email in 2008 with some child pornography attached.

“He became fixated, trapped in a cycle of downloading child pornography,” Mr Paull said.

The lawyer said his client was bullied at school, had difficulty showing his feelings and had since sought psychological assistance.

Mr Paull said Bentley, who runs a professional website known as The Beauty Academy, was also in the process of trying to start up a bakery in Geelong.

“Since his arrest, he has also been financially supporting Open Arms Cambodia, a charity formed to assist children who have been sexually abused,” he said.

Mr Paull submitted Bentley’s offending was at the lower end of the scale but Sen-Constable Jackson disagreed.

The prosecutor submitted the offending was at the higher end of the scale and called for an immediate jail sentence.

Magistrate Stephen Myall convicted Bentley and sentenced him to four months’ jail, suspended for two years.

Bentley would also remain on the Sex Offenders Register for eight years.

 

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UPDATED:  SEPTEMBER 2016

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-23/paedophile-michael-mcgarry-refused-parole/7872002

Paedophile Michael McGarry refused release after sentence review

Posted yesterday at 1:00pm

A notorious WA paedophile will remain behind bars for at least another two years after a Supreme Court judge refused to authorise his release.

Michael Alexander McGarry was declared a dangerous sex offender in 2009 because of his history of offending against girls aged between eight and 14.

He abused one of his six victims when he tracked her down after seeing her photograph on the front page of a community newspaper.

McGarry was released on a supervision order in 2009, but was taken back into custody not long after for breaching its conditions by trying to contact one of his victims, and attending a fast food outlet where children were present.

McGarry has been taking anti-libidinal medication but at his last review concerns were raised about a fluctuation in his testosterone levels.

The court was told McGarry still had a sexual interest in pre-pubescent girls and was considered a high risk of reoffending.

His planned accommodation was in a residential area and within two kilometres of schools and childcare centres.

McGarry’s case had been reviewed annually but because of recent changes to the Dangerous Sex Offender laws, he will now not be reviewed for another two years.

 

UPDATED:  MARCH 2016

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-11/paedophile-refused-release-from-jail-over-gps-issue/7241072

Serial paedophile Michael McGarry refused release from jail over GPS issue

Posted yesterday at 4:55pm

A serial paedophile in Western Australia will not be released because his GPS tracking device will not work in the area where he wants to live.

Michael Alexander McGarry was declared a dangerous sex offender in 2009 because of his long history of offending against young girls.

He was released on a strict supervision order shortly after, but returned to custody days later for breaching its conditions.

His latest annual review in the Supreme Court heard McGarry is now taking anti-libidinal medication.

Psychologists and psychiatrists said he is again suitable for release on a supervision order that includes a condition for electronic monitoring.

However, the Supreme Court heard today the property where he proposed to live was tested, and the GPS equipment did not work properly.

Justice Stephen Hall said while it was “frustrating” for McGarry, the “paramount” concern was the safety of the public.

McGarry will have another review in 12 months.

 

UPDATED: DECEMBER 2014

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-22/michael-mcgarry-release-order-hearing/5983830

Notorious paedophile Michael McGarry at high risk of reoffending, court told

By Joanna Menagh

Mon 22 Dec 2014, 4:49pm

A notorious WA paedophile is still at a high risk of reoffending and should not be released from jail, the Supreme Court has been told.

Michael Alexander McGarry was before the court to determine whether he should be kept behind bars or released into the community under a strict supervision order.

The annual review is part of WA’s strict dangerous sex offender laws.

McGarry was declared a dangerous sex offender in 2009 because of his long history of offending against young girls.

He was released shortly after the declaration under a strict supervision order.

Days later he was returned to custody after breaching the terms of the release order, by coming into contact with one of his victims and attending a fast food outlet where children were present.

Each annual review since then has resulted in an order for the continuing detention of McGarry for “control, care or treatment”.

At a hearing today, Katrin Robinson from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said it was again the state’s position that McGarry should stay behind bars.

The state considered that McGarry “remains a serious danger … and his risk cannot be adequately managed in the community”, Ms Robinson said.

She said McGarry had not started taking anti-libidinal medication and did not have suitable accommodation available if he was released.

The court heard McGarry had undergone “intensive psychological counselling” whilst in prison, but Ms Robinson said McGarry had made only “limited treatment gains”.

Consultant psychiatrist Gosia Wojnarowska assessed McGarry for the review and testified his “risk of reoffending is still high” although she said there “appears to have been some progress”.

That included McGarry agreeing to recommence taking anti-libidinal medication, which was stopped on medical advice because of the side effects.

“I do think it would be very important for Mr McGarry to start the anti-libidinal treatment before he is released,” Dr Wojnarowska said.

The court heard McGarry had been assessed to determine his suitability to recommence the treatment, however the state was still waiting on a report from the doctor who examined him.

McGarry was present in court for the hearing, which has been adjourned until next month.

 

UPDATE: Dec 2013

The Supreme Court reviewed his ongoing detention under WA’s dangerous sex offender laws

& deemed him to still be a serious danger to the community & has denied his release.

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/14601473/paedophile-fighting-for-release/

Paedophile fighting for release

Amanda Banks, Legal Affairs Editor, The West Australian August 20, 2012, 2:08 pm

A notorious paedophile and dangerous sex offender who wants to be released into the community on supervision recently reduced his dose of anti-libidinal medication to half the standard amount, the Supreme Court was told this morning.

Michael Alexander McGarry, who is facing a court review into his ongoing detention since he completed his latest jail term for sex offences against children, has conceded he continues to pose a serious danger but is arguing he can be released on an order with conditions that will adequately protect the community.

McGarry’s release is being opposed by the State, which says a continuing detention order should remain in force because the evidence indicated that McGarry had not yet reached the stage where where his danger to the community and the risk of him re-offending could be adequately managed by stringent conditions.

McGarry, who has turned 50 while in jail, sparked heated community debate in 2009 when the Supreme Court granted his release on 52 conditions, including a curfew, a ban on his contact with children and a limit on access to shopping centres.

He was arrested within 10 days of his release for breaches of two conditions, which included meeting one of his victims.

He was then sentenced to a further 18-month jail term for fresh charges relating to historic offences against children in 1994 and 2003.

This is his first annual review, which is required under legislation, since completing the jail term.

Today, State prosecutor Bruno Fiannaca told the court that extra information received this morning raised concerns that McGarry’ dose of anti-libidinal medication had recently been reduced.

This was because of concerns about adverse side-effects from taking the medication, which a psychiatrist told the court could include osteoporosis.

Two psychiatrists told the court that McGarry should continue his anti-libidinal medication because it was an important part of his management.

The hearing before Justice Stephen Hall, which is scheduled for two days, continues.

 

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/row-erupts-of-release-hearing-for-notorious-sex-offender-michael-alexander-mcgarry/story-e6frg13u-1226059046012

Sex offender Michael McGarry loses bid for early release review

  • Phil Hickey
  • From: PerthNow
  • May 19, 2011 1:20PM

SERIAL sex offender Michael McGarry has failed in his bid to have his indefinite term of detention reviewed this year.

Michael Alexander McGarry applied to the Supreme Court to have his ongoing detention under WA’s dangerous sex offender laws reviewed this August.

But the State Director of Public Prosecutions argued the review should not take place until August next year, a year after his earliest possible release date.

Mr McGarry committed sex offences against women and girls in the mid-1980s and completed a five-year jail term in January 2009.

He was sent back to prison just days after being released for breaching strict orders which were imposed on him when he was freed from jail.

He was sentenced to an additional 18-months prison last year for two previous sex offences committed against children in the 1990s and in 2003.

This morning Justice John McKechnie ruled the first annual review of Mr McGarry’s ongoing detention would be held on a date after August 4 2012.

Mr McGarry’s lawyer David McKenzie had argued that when the continuing detention order was handed down in September 2009, Mr McGarry was not serving a term of imprisonment and therefore was not in custody.

Justice McKechnie rejected the argument.

“There is a distinct difference between in custody and imprisonment,” Justice McKechnie said.

“A person may be detained in custody for many purposes. A person who was arrested by police is in lawful custody.

“The Dangerous Sex Offenders (DSO) Act itself provides another example as illustrated in this case.”

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/9101282/paedophile-fights-for-jail-term-review/

Paedophile fights for jail term review

AMANDA BANKS, The West Australian March 30, 2011, 10:35 am

Notorious paedophile Michael Alexander McGarry is embroiled in a legal stoush with State prosecutors over when his indefinite jail term for predatory behaviour against children should be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

McGarry, 49, wants the Supreme Court to review his ongoing detention under the State’s dangerous sex offender laws in August this year, 12 months before prosecutors say his case should be reconsidered.

McGarry’s case sparked heated community debate when the Supreme Court granted his release in August 2009 on a supervision order which included 52 conditions, including a curfew, limited access to shopping centres and a ban on contact with children.

He was arrested less than 10 days after his release for breaching two of the conditions, which included meeting one of his victims four days after he was allowed to return to the community.

In February last year, McGarry was sentenced to a further 18 months jail for two historic sex offences committed against children in 1994 and 2003. The offences came to light after his supervised release was granted.

In the Supreme Court this morning, prosecutor Tom Scutt said McGarry’s indefinite detention should not be reviewed until August next year. Mr Scutt said the order would only become due for a review a year after his earliest release date on the additional jail term imposed in February.

But defence lawyer David McKenzie said McGarry argued that the review should be conducted in August this year.

Justice John McKechnie said the question would need to be resolved by the court and adjourned the case until May.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/04/2810678.htm?site=perth&section=news

Repeat child sex offender pleads guilty to more charges

Posted February 4, 2010 20:00:00

The District Court in Perth has heard the details of recently laid charges against the repeat child sex offender, Michael Alexander McGarry.

He has pleaded guilty to two charges of indecently dealing with a girl dating back to 1994 and 2003.

The charges were laid last year after McGarry was put back behind bars for breaching the conditions of his release from jail.

The Supreme Court later ruled he should be held in custody indefinitely.

McGarry will be sentenced on Friday.

 

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Sex offender Michael McGarry sentencing delayed

Article from: PerthNow

Todd Cardy, court reporter

November 10, 2009 09:00pm

REPEAT sex offender Michael McGarry – freed from jail for one week in August – will be sentenced for breaking his strict release conditions next year.

McGarry, 47, who has been declared a Dangerous Sex Offender by the WA Supreme Court, was released from prison on August 17 on 52 strict conditions following a successful appeal.

But within days police say he broke two of those conditions by meeting with a past victim and going to a shopping centre on a weekend without permission where he harassed a woman.

He has since pleaded guilty to the first count of disobeying a court order by visiting the past victim but not guilty to the second.

While in custody he has pleaded guilty to two new counts of indecent dealing with a child, offences which the court was told occurred “some time ago’’.

He is now serving another indefinite jail term.

McGarry today appeared in Supreme Court via video link from Hakea jail where prosecutor Dave Dempster asked for an adjournment on the sentencing of the release breaches until February next year.

Mr Dempster said the hearing should be delayed until after McGarry was sentenced on the two new indecent dealing charges in January which had also been adjourned to wait for new psychiatric reports.

Mr McGarry’s lawyer David McKenzie agreed to the adjournment, telling the court a “resolution’’ was likely to be reached on the second contested breach charge.

 

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26119343-26103,00.html

Notorious paedophile jailed indefinitely

September 24, 2009

Article from:  The Sunday Times

SERIAL sex offender Michael McGarry will be held in prison indefinitely after being declared a Dangerous Sex Offender.

In the Supreme Court in Perth, Justice Lindy Jenkins today ruled that McGarry, 47, who she released in August on 52 strict conditions, be returned to prison and held indefinitely, PerthNow reports.

Justice Jenkins said in her findings that despite the alleged breaches of McGarry’s release not being further sex crimes, they were still a serious matter.

“Now that I am statisfied that Mr McGarry has not complied with those constraints and is likely not to comply with them all in the future, I conclude that there is an unacceptable risk that, if I don’t make a continuing detention order, Mr McGarry will commit a serious sexual offence.”

McGarry, who appeared from Hakea prison via video link, showed no apparent emotion at Justice Jenkins’ ruling.

Last week it was revealed that McGarry visited one of his past victims days after he was released from jail last month.

And it has also been revealed that the notorious sex offender pleaded guilty on last Thursday to two new counts of indecent dealings with a child, offences which occurred “some years ago”.

Last Friday the Supreme Court was told that McGarry confessed to meeting one of his many victims – a direct violation of one of the 52 strict conditions imposed when he was freed from jail.

Details of the breach were revealed after parts of the suppression order were lifted in the WA Supreme Court.

McGarry has admitted he visited the victim on August 21 – five days after he was freed from jail.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/mcgarry-admits-new-sex-assault-charges-20090918-fuvj.html

McGarry admits new sex assault charges

JOSEPH SAPIENZA

September 19, 2009

Serial sex offender Michael McGarry has admitted to two new charges of indecent dealing with a child, dating back several years.

The charges were revealed in the Perth Supreme Court as prosecutors argued the sex predator should be jailed indefinitely for breaching the strict conditions of his controversial release from jail last month.

A suppression order on the details of McGarry’s breach was lifted yesterday.

The 48-year-old admitted to visiting one of his victims in a southern suburb of Perth on August 21, but has denied he broke a second condition by going to an Armadale shopping centre the next day without permission.

McGarry appeared in Armadale Magistrates Court on August 26 over the breaches and was taken into custody at Hakea Prison – more than a week after his early release from jail.

He was originally released on August 17, but was bound by 52 strict conditions imposed on him by Supreme Court Justice Lindy Jenkins.

Yesterday, Justice Jenkins heard submissions from prosecutors to jail McGarry indefinitely following the two breaches of his conditional release.

Prosecutor Dave Dempster told the court that along with McGarry’s admission that he contacted a victim, there was a ”likelihood” that McGarry could disobey other conditions in the future.

He said no additional conditions on the order would help.

Mr Dempster revealed McGarry would be sentenced in the Perth District Court in November for the new indecent dealing charges.

McGarry’s lawyer David McKenzie argued the breach to which McGarry pleaded guilty was “relatively light” and he told Justice Jenkins she could be satisfied McGarry did not pose a “serious threat” to the community.

At an earlier court appearance, he said his client had gone to the shopping centre on August 22 to buy bedding items, and he suggested the supervision order could be amended in order to protect the community.

The hearing continues.

 

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,26048791-948,00.html

Sex offender Michael McGarry admits breaching one release condition

Article from: PerthNow

Todd Cardy, court reporter

September 09, 2009 11:20am

REPEAT sex offender Michael McGarry has confessed to breaking one of his strict supervision orders within days of being free from jail.

But McGarry, 47, has denied the second charge of disobeying another of the 52 strict conditions imposed on his release.

Details of the alleged breaches have been suppressed but they do not involve further sex crimes.

McGarry was arrested eight days after he was released from jail on August 17 when Justice Lindy Jenkins found he was a dangerous sex offender but allowed his release, which was granted subject to 52 strict conditions.

Police charged him with breaching two of these conditions and prosecutors have asked the court to again indefinitely keep McGarry behind bars under the Dangerous Sex Offenders legislation.

Today McGarry entered one plea of not guilty and one of guilty to the two charges in a short hearing before the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court.

The case will now be heard before the Supreme Court on September 18.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/09/2681079.htm

McGarry admits breaching release order

Posted Wed Sep 9, 2009 2:33pm AEST
Updated Wed Sep 9, 2009 3:04pm AEST

Serial sex offender Michael McGarry has pleaded guilty in a Perth court to breaching one of the conditions of his release from prison.

The 48-year-old was released last month but found himself back behind bars 10 days later over allegations he had breached two of the conditions imposed on him by the Supreme Court.

Today, McGarry admitted breaching one of the conditions but he pleaded not guilty to a second charge.

Details of the breaches cannot be released because they have been suppressed by the court.

McGarry was remanded in custody until later this month when he will go back before a Supreme Court judge to determine whether he should be jailed indefinitely.

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/sex-predator-michael-mcgarry-released-to-secret-location/story-e6freuzr-1225763112134

Sex predator Michael McGarry released to secret location

  • Sex predator released after appeal
  • New home kept secret, police keeping watch
  • Judge warns he is likely to offend again

ONE of Western Australia’s worst serial sex predators has been released into the community – his whereabouts protected – after his latest conviction was quashed on appeal.

Michael McGarry’s record stretches back two decades and he has been convicted of 40 crimes, PerthNow has reported.

McGarry was jailed indefinitely five years ago after a 14-year-old girl was dragged into a bush and indecently assaulted.

That charge was quashed on appeal yesterday and McGarry was released from custody.

Judge Lindy Jenkins said McGarry posed a serious danger to the community and was likely to commit more crimes.

She issued 48 strict conditions on his release including a night curfew, the banning of alcohol, drugs and access to the internet and ordered he take libido medication.

Among McGarry’s victims was an 11-year-old girl he saw pictured in a newspaper, tracked down and assaulted.

The sex offender’s new home has been selected by police – but by law kept secret – and he will remain under surveillance.

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett said he was “very concerned” McGarry had been released.

McGarry was driven to his new home about 5.30pm yesterday in an unmarked vehicle.

“By the end of the day you may feel like you have had more freedom in prison than you do in the community,” Judge Jenkins told McGarry before arrangements were made for his release.

 

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Man jailed indefinitely over sex offences

Posted Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:06pm AEDT
Updated Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:08pm AEDT

A serial sex offender in Perth has been jailed indefinitely for the second time in six years.

Michael Alexander McGarry has a lengthy criminal history and was jailed indefinitely in 1998 after a judge declared he was a danger to the community.

However, the High Court overturned his sentence and the 43-year-old was released.

He indecently assaulted a 14-year-old girl a few months later.

In the District Court in Perth, McGarry was today sentenced to three years’ jail for two attacks on young girls.

In sentencing, Judge Michael Muller said McGarry posed a serious danger to society and ordered that he be jailed indefinitely.

 

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Paedophile handed extra jail time for re-offending on bail

January 30, 2014 – 12:34PM

A convicted paedophile has been handed extra jail time by a Perth judge for re-offending while on bail.

Darryl James Osborne, a father of three, was convicted in 2012 following a District Court trial of 16 counts of indecently

dealing with a child under the age of 13 years and four counts of sexually penetrating a child under 13.

He also pleaded guilty to two charges of indecently recording children under the age of 13 years and two counts of

possession of child exploitation material.

The offences took place between 2008 and 2011 while Osborne was a parent helper at a school attended by two of his sons.

Osborne was initially sentenced to 10 years behind bars but that was reduced by the Court of Appeal to eight years.

He has since pleaded guilty to six sexual offences against boys aged under 13, five of which were committed when he was

on bail for the earlier offences.

The court heard Osborne abused a six-year-old school friend of one of his sons while he was visiting the family home.

He also abused two brothers, 11 and 12, at a public pool in a small West Australian Wheatbelt town where he was working

as a driller in the mining industry.

Osborne, 37, also indecently dealt with another boy at the same pool and threatened to kill the 10 year old if he told anyone.

“It goes without saying that each of your victims was harmed by your offending,” Judge John Gerard Staude told Osborne

during sentencing on Wednesday.

“My understanding of your explanation for the offences which you committed whilst you were on bail is that you were aware

that you were going to prison in

relation to the offences that you had already committed and you considered you would lose nothing by taking advantage of

further opportunities to offend.”

Osborne was sentenced to a further two years in jail and will be eligible for parole in May 2020.

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/primary-school-parent-helper-pedophile-gets-10-years/story-fndo2j1f-1226450993594

Primary school ‘parent helper’ pedophile gets 10 years

  • Phil Hickey
  • PerthNow
  • August 15, 2012 2:28PM

A SEXUAL predator who molested young boys at a WA school and took photos of them in change rooms over several years as a parent helper has been sentenced to 10 years jail today.

Darryl James Osborne, 36, was today sentenced in the District Court over more than 20 charges.

He has previous convictions in Queensland for possessing child pornography.

Osborne was found guilty by a jury after a trial earlier this year of four counts of sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13, and 16 counts of indecent dealings with a child under 13.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child exploitation material, two counts of indecently recording children and a further two counts of indecent dealings with a child under 13.

The court was told he was a parent helper at a school in Perth’s southern suburbs and that between 2008 and 2011 he molested seven boys between the ages of six and nine years old.

The molestation involved him touching the boys on the penis and bottom.

He also took dozens of photos of young boys from the school on his phone in the change rooms of an aquatic centre between October 2008 and February 2011, the court heard.

While he was on bail for these offences he indecently touched a boy in Albany in May this year in the boy’s home.

The boy was just six, the court heard, and was touched on his penis by Osborne as he lay in bed next to him.

The court also heard that when police seized a thumb drive from Osborne’s Warnbro home they found 1938 child exploitation images.

In addition, they found two movies on his computer deemed to be child exploitation material.

Judge Bruce Goetze today described Osborne as a sexual predator who had grossly abused his position of trust as a parent helper at the school.

“You preyed on little boys . . . you took advantage of their young ages and their innocence,” Judge Goetze said.

“You betrayed the trust that was placed on you by the school.

“The school has suffered by reason of your conduct, the victims have suffered by reason of your conduct.”

Judge Goetze said many of the victims had changed considerably since the offences took place, with many forced to move to different schools.

“The children are no longer the children they used to be,” he said.

“They have a fear of going to school…they have a fear of going out publicly.

“To describe you as a sexual predator does not overstate your offending.”

As Osborne was led away from the dock members of the public gallery yelled obscenities at him.

One said: “F*****g rot.”

Outside court a mother of one of Osborne’s victims said she was not happy with the 10-year sentence.

“My son has changed a lot…he has not gone back to his normal self,” she said.

Another mother said: “My concern is how he (my son) will react in the future, he is a little bit young now to understand exactly what has panned to him, I think we are yet to see how this will affect him.”

Osborne will be eligible for parole after eight years.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/should-parents-have-working-with-children-cards-of-course-they-should-20120621-20qv1.html

Should parents have Working With Children cards? Of course they should

Anne-Louise Brown

June 22, 2012 – 2:00AM

In 2004, while an army officer in Queensland, Darryl James Osborne was convicted for possessing child abuse computer games.

Not surprisingly, he left Queensland and came to Western Australia. A fresh start for Osborne – on many levels.

By 2008 he had established himself as an upstanding member of the community and a parent helper at a Perth primary school.

He was a trusted adult in the perfect grooming ground for a paedophile – and he took advantage of this position.

Last night, in the District Court of Western Australia, Osborne was found guilty of 20 counts of child sex abuse committed against boys aged between six and eight. Four counts of sexual penetration of a child were included.

The offences occurred between 2008 and 2011 when Osborne was a parent helper at a school. He violated the children during reading classes, maths classes and swimming lessons.

Indeed, this so-called “master of secretive touching” came undone when a little boy saw him taking photos of children in a swimming pool change room.

Police found 72 nude photos Osborne had taken of the children that trusted him on two mobile phones. On a thumb drive in his possession, almost 2000 images of young boys in sex acts were also found.

As State Prosecutor Louise O’Connor put it, Mr Osborne’s sexual interest in young boys was clear.

He molested his victims while teachers, students and other parents were around for an added “thrill”.

But how did he come to be working with the very people who needed protection from him? Precious little people.

The answer is simple – the law allowed it.

In WA there are Working With Children card exemptions and, as a parent volunteer at a school, Osborne was exempt.

Which raises an important question – should parents be exempt from holding Working With Children cards if they are helping at their child’s school?

Given what has happened, probably not.

The principal of the school where Osborne volunteered said it’s the first time he’s been faced with such a horrible set of circumstances.

“It’s an intrinsic societal value that parents in a school environment should be trusted with children,” he said.

“The likelihood of this happening in the first place and ever happening again is very remote, but there’s no doubt it’s shaken the whole school community.”

He said parent helpers were now required to sign in and out of classes and teachers had become more vigilant with “line of sight” awareness.

Counselling has been offered to Osborne’s victims, beautiful and innocent little boys who, hopefully, forget the man that touched them. No doubt though, their innocence is forever gone.

Shadow Attorney-General John Quigley, a father of young children himself, believes the law needs an overhaul so parent helpers in WA schools are required to hold a Working With Children card.

He said it’s not an alarmist approach, but a realistic one given the case of Osborne.

“There’s so much evidence to show children are sexually abused by adults they know and trust,” he said.

“So why should parent helpers be exempt from holding Working With Children cards? To me, it seems something needs to be done.”

Osborne was well-liked, he was enthusiastic, he blended in. That’s what paedophiles do.

Children must be protected from other Osborne’s out there and the only foreseeable way that can happen is that all school parent helpers – no matter how trustworthy – be required to hold Working With Children cards.

It’s not an overreaction if it saves just one child from a predator like Osborne.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/parent-helper-paedophile-found-guilty-20120621-20qs6.html

Parent helper paedophile found guilty

Anne-Louise Brown

June 21, 2012 – 7:51PM

A jury has found a former parent helper at a Perth primary school guilty of 20 child sex offences committed against boys aged between six and eight.

Darryl James Osborne, a 36-year-old father-of-two from Waikiki, has been on trial in the District Court of WA for nine days.

Between 2008 and 2011, Mr Osborne molested seven boys aged six to eight a total of 20 times. The charges included four of sexual penetration of a child.

He was found not guilty of one count of indecent dealings with a child under 13.

Prosecutor Louise O’Connor told the court Mr Osborne’s sexual interest in young boys was clear.

She said after his arrest in March 2011, police found 72 photos of young boys taken by Mr Osborne on his mobile phones in a swimming pool change room.

Almost 2000 pornographic images of young boys were also discovered on a thumb drive owned by Mr Osborne.

However, Mr Osborne claimed to be the victim of gossip and innuendo who was wrongly accused after admitting to possessing and producing child pornography.

The jury took five hours to reach its decision.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/alleged-paedophile-kept-child-porn-as-control-measure-20120619-20lzc.html

Alleged paedophile kept child porn as ‘control measure’

Anne-Louise Brown

June 20, 2012 – 2:00AM

An alleged paedophile admitted he “sneakily” took photos of naked boys and liked looking at pictures of them in sex acts, a court has heard.

Yesterday, Darryl James Osborne, who is accused of molesting seven boys aged from six to eight a total of 21 times between 2008 and 2011, said he took the pictures of the little boys changing “because he could” in his role as a parent helper at a Perth school.

Mr Osborne, 36, is standing trial in the District Court of Western Australia. He previously admitted taking the photos of young boys and possessing child pornography, however, he has denied touching children.

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Mr Osborne admitted he got a thrill from taking nude pictures of boys after swimming “if I was getting away with it”.

At first he said: “It wasn’t turning me on”. However, he later admitted he liked looking at the photos.

He said he kept child pornography as a “control measure”.

“I knew that I had it in my possession and I knew that I shouldn’t,” he said.

The trial continues.

 

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Alleged paedophile kept closing classroom door: teacher

Anne-Louise Brown

June 19, 2012 – 2:00AM

An accused paedophile continually closed a door connecting two classrooms while he presided over a small group activity, a court has heard.

Darryl James Osborne, 36 of Waikiki, is standing trial in the District Court of Western Australia, accused of molesting seven boys a total of 21 times while volunteering as a parent helper at a Perth primary school.

The alleged incidents took place between 2008 and 2011 when Mr Osborne was a parent helper. His alleged victims were aged between six and eight.

The female teacher of one of the classes in which Mr Osborne volunteered told the court he was at the school “fairly regularly” and was eager to come in to class as a parent helper.

She recalled one day when Mr Osborne continued to close a door dividing her classroom from an art room, where he was working with children on maths problems.

She said he repeatedly closed the door until she was forced to ask him to stop.

It was during this class Mr Osborne is accused of molesting one of his alleged victims.

Mr Osborne’s estranged wife also took the stand, telling the court he did not always tell her when he volunteered for parent help.

She said he also volunteered as a helper at swimming lessons.

Prosecutor Louise O’Connor previously told the court Mr Osborne’s sexual interest in young boys was clear.

She said after his arrest in March 2011 police found 72 photos of young boys taken by Mr Osborne on his mobile phones in a swimming pool change room.

Almost 2000 pornographic images of young boys were also discovered on a thumb drive owned by Mr Osborne.

The trial continues.

 

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Parent helper ‘touched my private spot’: child witness

Anne-Louise Brown

June 15, 2012 – 11:31AM

A young boy thought it was “odd” when a parent helper at his Perth school touched his genitals, a court has heard.

Darryl James Osborne, 36 of Waikiki, is standing trial in the District Court of WA for child sex offences.

He is charged with four counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 and 17 charges of indecent dealings with a child under 13.

It is alleged he molested seven boys aged between six and eight while volunteering as a parent helper at a Perth school.

This morning, in a pre-recorded interview, and eight-year-old boy said Mr Osborne had touched him “over and over again” over two years.

The child recalled one alleged incident, which occurred during a reading lesson in class, in which the students were learning about butterflies.

He said Mr Osborne came and leaned on his desk, at which four other students were sitting, and stuck his hand down the front of the child’s shorts.

He knew Mr Osborne because the two had “linked up” over video games.

“He’s been putting his hands down my pants … and touching my private spot. And he’s been touching my bum too,” the child said.

“I found it odd at the time.

“He’s been doing the same thing over and over again.”

The child said he “didn’t really tell anyone” about the alleged molestation, but finally confided in his parents.

The trial continues.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/he-said-it-was-our-secret-child-witness-20120613-20a5e.html

He said it was our secret: child witness

Anne-Louise Brown

June 14, 2012 – 2:00AM

A child witness fidgeted in a chair as he spoke of how an alleged paedophile had touched his “tentacles” during art class.

The seven-year-old boy was one of the alleged victims of accused child sex offender Darryl James Osborne, 36, who is standing trial in the District Court of WA.

He is accused of molesting seven boys a total of 21 times while volunteering as a parent helper at a Perth primary school. The alleged incidents took place between 2008 and 2011, and the alleged victims were aged between six and eight.

In a pre-recorded interview the child, to which two of the charges relate, said “Mr O” had come and sat next to him during art class and put one of his hands down the child’s pants.

At the time, another student was sitting next to the alleged victim.

“He was like, putting his hands around my body,” the child said.

“He put his hand by my tentacles [testicles] and rubbed them.”

The child said it “felt pretty gross”.

“I don’t know what he was doing bit I didn’t like it,” he said.

“I’m very ticklish but I didn’t like it.”

The boy alleged Mr Osborne told him he only touched “people he likes” and to keep the incident secret.

Prosecutor Louise O’Connor said Mr Osborne’s sexual interest in young boys was clear.

After his arrest in March last year detectives found 72 photos of young boys, focussed on their genitals, taken by Mr Osborne at school swimming lessons on his mobile phones.

A further 1938 images of young boys were uncovered on a computer thumb drive owned by Mr Osborne, some depicting naked boys in sex acts.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/i-tried-to-stop-him-victim-of-alleged-paedophile-20120612-2089s.html

‘I tried to stop him’: victim of alleged paedophile

Anne-Louise Brown

June 13, 2012 – 4:00AM

An accused paedophile allegedly molested a seven-year-old boy as five of his school friends sat with him, a Perth court has heard.

Darryl James Osborne, 36, of Waikiki, is standing trial in the District Court of WA, accused of molesting seven boys a total of 21 times while volunteering as a parent helper at a Perth primary school.

The alleged incidents took place between 2008 and 2011. Mr Osborne’s alleged victims were aged between six and eight.

In a pre-recorded interview one of Mr Osborne’s alleged victims, aged eight, spoke of how Mr Osborne “stuck his hands” down his pants and touched his “private part” while helping in his classroom.

The child said: “I tried to stop him, I tried to move his hand, but I couldn’t”.

Mr Osborne ceased the alleged assault when the child’s teacher entered the classroom.

The child said he did not tell his parents about the alleged assault until one of his friends accused Mr Osborne of touching him too.

According to Prosecutor Louise O’Connor, Mr Osborne’s sexual interest in young boys was clear.

She said after his arrest in March last year detectives found 72 photos of young boys taken by Mr Osborne at school swimming lessons, on two separate mobile phones.

They were taken in change rooms and focussed on the children’s genitals, the court was told.

A further 1938 images of young boys were uncovered on a computer thumb drive owned by Mr Osborne, some depicting naked boys in sex acts.

The trial continues.

 

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‘I tried to escape but he wouldn’t let me’: Child witness in sex abuse trial

Anne-Louise Brown

June 12, 2012 – 8:12AM

A child witness has described in graphic detail how a parent helper at his school allegedly molested him to a Perth court.

Yesterday, the trial of alleged paedophile Darryl James Osborne began in the District Court of WA.

It is alleged between 2008 and 2011, Mr Osborne molested seven boys aged between six and eight years old while volunteering as a parent helper at a Perth primary school.

He is charged with four counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 and 17 charges of indecent dealings with a child under 13.

In a pre-recorded interview the alleged victim, a boy now aged nine, relayed how Mr Osborne allegedly knelt behind him in his Year 2 classroom and put his hand down the child’s pants.

The boy told the court how the man had his hands down his pants and that “it hurt”.

“I tried to escape from him once but he wouldn’t let me.

“The teacher (who was in the room) didn’t know he was doing it. He was telling me to hide it from everybody.

“He said if I tell anyone he will do something to me. That’s all I can remember.”

Prosecutor Louise O’Connor said Mr Osborne’s sexual interest in young boys was clear.

She said after his arrest in March last year detectives found 72 photos of young boys taken by Mr Osborne at school swimming lessons, on two separate mobile phones.

They were taken in change rooms and focussed on the children’s genitals, the court was told.

A further 1938 images of young boys were uncovered on a computer thumb drive owned by Mr Osborne, some depicting naked boys in sex acts.

Ms O’Connor said for Mr Osborne had revelled in risk taking, committing the alleged offences while in classrooms with teachers and other parents.

His victims had been reluctant to report the alleged indecent dealings, she said, because Mr Osborne was a “trusted adult” and had allegedly made threats against the boys.

According to Ms O’Connor, the offending continued until Mr Osborne was seen taking pictures of boys in a swimming pool change room and reported to the authorities.

The trial continues.

 

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Alleged paedophile ‘worked as a parent helper’ at Perth school

Anne-Louise Brown

June 11, 2012 – 12:48PM

An alleged paedophile molested seven boys while volunteering as a parent helper at a Perth school, a court has heard

Darryl James Osborne, 36, is standing trial in the District Court of WA charged with four counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13, and 17 charges of indecent dealings with a child under 13.

The offences allegedly occurred between 2008 and 2011 when Mr Osborne was a parent helper at a primary school.

The alleged victims were aged between six and eight at the time.

Prosecutor Louise O’Connor said Mr Osborne’s “sexual interest in young boys is clear”.

She said after his arrest in March last year detectives found 72 photos of young boys taken by Mr Osborne at school swimming lessons, on two separate phones.

They were taken in changerooms and focussed on the children’s genitals, the court was told.

It be alleged that a further 1938 images of young boys were uncovered on a thumb drive owned by Mr Osborne, depicting naked boys in sex acts.

Ms O’Connor said “part of the thrill” for Mr Osborne was risk taking.

He committed many of the alleged offences while in classrooms with teachers, she said.

One of the alleged offences occurred at a birthday party at a Perth water park.

She said the children thought his behaviour “was odd, strange and weird” but did not report Mr Osborne immediately because he was “a trusted adult”.

The trial continues.

 

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