David Ross Crouch

Posted: October 23, 2012 by Serendipity in Location, South Australia



Sexual abuser jailed for five years


August 16, 2007 10:08am

A MAN who sexually abused a teenage girl he had known since she was 18 months old has been jailed for five years.

David Ross Crouch, 38, of Bridgewater, admitted having sex with the 14-year-old, recording one incident with a mobile phone camera and video recording her while she was in the bath between March and August last year.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, producing child pornography and breaching bail.

Crouch breached bail by contacting the girl by mobile phone.

Sentencing Crouch in the District Court today, Judge Barry Beazley said Crouch was aware the girl was vulnerable and from a dysfunctional family.

Judge Beazley said Crouch knew how young the girl was and “took advantage of her infatuation in you”.

The court heard Crouch had been convicted in 2002 of unlawful sexual intercourse with his stepson and was sentenced to three years and nine months in jail.

He started having sex with the girl after completing his non-parole period for that offence.

The court was told that Crouch suffered depression from the age of 19 and post traumatic stress disorder after a violent home invasion.

Judge Beazley sentenced Crouch to five years and four months in jail with a non-parole period of three years and three months.


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