Man sentenced to 25 years for abuse of 17 boys

Posted Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:29am AEST

A 62-year-old man who has admitted to sexually abusing 17 boys, including one from the Dubbo area in western new South Wales, has been sentenced to a maximum of 24 years jail.

David John Boddy, formerly from Wongarbon near Dubbo, committed offences against boys for almost 30 years from 1977 through his standing in church and school groups.

The Newcastle District Court was told he lived in Wongarbon from 1989 to 1991 when he abused a 12-year-old local boy he befriended through a school and church.

He was also a registered carer with the Department of Community Services and supervised boys at the Allanville Home in Wellington.

Last week he was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in jail and will be eligible for release in May 2021.


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  1. M Whitlock says:

    I have nothing but contempt for these people and their selfish despicable crimes. I do think his young victims should have some input regarding sentencing; our justice system owes them the right to feel safe ……………………MW

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