Kevin Patrick Arundell

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Monash cop helps jail convicted paedophile

17 Nov 11 @ 06:00am by Nathan Mawb

Convicted sex offender Kevin Patrick Arundell was jailed for loitering at a swimming pool.

AN OFF-duty Monash cop has helped jail a convicted paedophile caught ogling kids in a public swimming pool in Melbourne’s east.

Kevin Patrick Arundell, of Boronia, last week lost an appeal to have his conviction overturned in the County Court.

Arundell appealed against his sentence and conviction after he was found guilty of being a convicted sex offender loitering around children.

Arundell, 61, who had been freed on bail after receiving a 15-month prison sentence at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court in July, will now serve an immediate three-month prison term with a further nine-month sentence suspended for two years.

On July 22 this year, the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court heard evidence from two off-duty police officers, including Monash detective Sen-Constable Daniel Passingham, that on January 11 last year they saw Arundell duck-diving so as to spy on children as young as seven.

Arundell denied the charge, but magistrate Bill O’Day found Arundell had been deliberately submerging to observe children.

Arundell has previously served nine years in jail for a child sex offence.

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/predator-ogled-kids-at-pool-court-told/story-e6frf7jo-1226100074678

Sex fiend jailed but bailed

  • Nathan Mawby
  • From: Herald Sun
  • July 23, 2011 12:00AM

A CONVICTED paedophile walked free on bail yesterday after being jailed for 15 months for ogling children at a swimming pool.

And the Herald Sun can reveal that just over a month after being caught at the pool, predator Kevin Patrick Arundell, 61, lured a single mother of a 10-year-old boy to live with him.

Arundell, of Boronia, was jailed for a minimum of nine months yesterday, but was bailed after he immediately lodged an appeal, to be heard in October. He must report to police twice a week and is not permitted to enter public pools.

The prosecution had argued the public, particularly children, needed protection.

Arundell, who has served nine years in jail for a child sex offence, denied a charge of being a sex offender loitering in a place frequented by children.

Ringwood Magistrates’ Court heard evidence from two off-duty police officers that on January 11 last year they saw Arundell duck-diving so as to spy on children as young as seven.

“I was boiling inside,” Sen-Det Daniel Passingham said. “I told him he was a perverted man and (to) get out of the pool.”

George Georgiou, for Mr Arundell, argued he had been porpoise-diving, not observing children.

But magistrate Bill O’Day found Mr Arundell had been deliberately submerging to observe children.

This week, a single mother from Tasmania told the Herald Sun how in February 2010 she answered an ad seeking a tenant who was a single mum.

One day, she found two detectives at her home. “They asked me what I was doing there and I said ‘We live here’. They were horrified. Within half an hour I received a call from child protective services basically telling me we had to get out, it was too unsafe.”

She said Arundell offered to look after her son when she worked nights. Both of them felt traumatised.

 

Man jailed 11 years for series of ‘wicked’ assaults on girl

VICTORIA GURVICH – : The Age – 21/11/1997 – Page 9

A man was jailed for 11 years with a minimum of nine years yesterday for sexual offences against a young girl in what the judge called the worst case of sexual abuse of a child by a stranger he had ever dealt with.

In sentencing Kevin Patrick Arundell, of Boronia, Judge Thomas Neesham, in the County Court, said Arundell’s offences were wicked.

Arundell, 47, a former timber-yard worker, was found guilty of seven counts of indecent assault, seven counts of sexual penetration of a child under 10 as well as one count of sexual penetration of a child aged between 10 and 16.

The offences, which took place between 1982 and 1987, were against one girl aged seven and eight at the time of most of the offences, with the last assault occurring when she was aged 12 or 13.

Judge Neesham said in sitting in the County Court there was a risk of becoming hardened to such crimes but if time were taken for consideration, the enormity of Arundell’s offences became apparent.

The judge described the offences as the systematic debauching and degrading of a little girl.

He said that in cases like these, the innocence of childhood was destroyed, the offences could poison the capacity of a woman to trust or love any man, and the chance of a happy life was gravely compromised when a life had barely begun.

Judge Neesham said the need to deter others and to deter Arundell from reoffending was very great.

 

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