Bruce Ennis

Posted: October 29, 2012 by Serendipity in Victoria
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Bus driver jailed for child sex crimes

  • From: AAP
  • May 24, 2011 2:09PM

A BUS driver who admitted sexually abusing two girls has been jailed for nine years and three months.

Bruce Ennis, 46, met his victims, aged seven and 13, by befriending passengers who caught his bus in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

He took photographs and filmed the girls during his crimes.

A police search of his home later uncovered a stash of more than 13,000 child pornography images and 277 videos.

Ennis pleaded guilty to 32 charges including three of sexually penetrating a child under 16, four of indecent acts with a child under 16 and multiple counts of procuring a child for the purposes of child pornography and making and possessing child pornography.

Victorian County Court Judge Michael Tinney said Ennis was remorseless for his abhorrent crimes and posed a “moderately high” risk of reoffending.

“I have no doubt at all you knew … that you were involved in very serious criminal activity and nonetheless your offending continued,” he said.

Judge Tinney said Ennis’s lack of empathy for his victims was troubling and he did not have good rehabilitation prospects.

Ennis, of Reservoir, will serve a minimum of six years and nine months.

Bus driver ‘filmed sexual abuse’

  • Norrie Ross
  • From: Herald Sun
  • November 23, 2010 1:00AM

A BUS driver photographed and made sick movies of his sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl, Melbourne Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday.

Magistrate Fiona Stewart heard that Bruce Ennis befriended the girl’s mother, who was a regular passenger on his bus route, and the victim came to regard him as an uncle.

In a statement to the court, the mother said she was shown movies found by police on a USB memory stick in Ennis’s home and identified a young girl being sexually abused as her daughter.

She said she recognised rooms in her home as the place where the abuse took place.

Ennis, 46, of Reservoir, pleaded guilty to 29 counts including committing various sexual and indecent acts on the teenager and a large number of counts of making and producing child pornography and possession of child pornography.

In a statement, Sen-Det Tim Johns said that when police raided Ennis’s home, they found a number of computer hard drives and the USB stick.

“Located on the USB stick were images and movies of Bruce Ennis committing acts of sexual penetration and indecent acts of a young female,” Sen-Det Johns said.

He said that on the computer hard drives, police located more than 13,000 photographs of child pornography and 270 movies of child pornography.

Ennis pleaded not guilty to two further charges of sexual penetration of the same victim and Ms Stewart committed Ennis to stand trial in the County Court.

He also pleaded not guilty to charges of indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl and was committed for trial in the County Court.

In a statement to the court, the girl’s mother said she got to know Ennis because she was a regular passenger on his bus in Reservoir.

Ennis will appear in the County Court for a directions hearing next month and he was remanded in custody.


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