Darryl James Osborne

Posted: August 15, 2012 by Serendipity in Convicted, Location, Sentenced, Western Australia

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/paedophile-handed-extra-jail-time-for-reoffending-on-bail-20140130-31ox0.html

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.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/alleged-paedophile-kept-closing-classroom-door-teacher-20120618-20jzz.html

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.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/parent-helper-touched-my-private-spot-child-witness-20120615-20ei8.html#ixzz1xpVd9E47

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.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/i-tried-to-escape-but-he-wouldnt-let-me-child-witness-in-sex-abuse-trial-20120611-205qb.html

‘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.

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/alleged-paedophile-worked-as-a-parent-helper-at-perth-school-20120611-205hy.html

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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Comments
  1. bill says:

    i hope the parents SUE the pants off the school’;education dept i hope it costs them plenty.the dog should have got life.in 8yrs he;ll be out doing it again. what a joke

  2. G says:

    This piece of rubbish was dishounorably discharged from the military for the same offence in Queensland. To any of the Osbornes reading this or the familys related to the Osbornes that didnt beleive me all those years ago. You are equally to blame and all should be in jail with him

    I say castrate the mongrel…

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