Michael Contsas

Posted: October 22, 2012 by Serendipity in Victoria
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Teen web creep won’t be locked up

  • by: Mark Dunn
  • From:  Herald Sun
  • November 29, 2011 3:32PM

AN online predator who sexually groomed people he thought were teen girls was today given a two-year suspended jail term.

Michael Contsas, 34, formerly of Northcote, engaged a 13 and 14 year old girl on a number of occasions in an online chatroom earlier this year, discussing sex in detail and using a web cam, the County Court heard.

But the “girls” were in fact police posing as teenagers and Contsas was convicted for what Judge Meryl Sexton described as a “very serious crime”.

“This law that you have broken is all about protecting children who can be very vulnerable when contacted online,” she said.

But Judge Sexton said given Contsas’s difficult childhood, borderline intellect, remorse, chance of rehabilitation and absence of any similar offending, the two-year sentence could be wholly suspended for two years and the former concreter should be placed on an $800 good behaviour bond.

Judge Sexton said Contsas, who pleaded guilty to using the internet to procure persons under 16 for sexual activity, would also need to take part in a sex offenders program and report to police once a year for the next eight years as a registered sex offender.


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