John Michael Forrest

Posted: October 31, 2012 by Serendipity in Location, South Australia

Jailed for sex absue of homeless youth

  • October 01, 2007 11:30PM

A MAN found guilty of sexually abusing a homeless teenage boy to satisfy his own desires was jailed for eight years today.

John Michael Forrest, 55, of Burton, was sentenced in the District Court after being found guilty in a trial without a jury of seven charges of unlawful sexual intercourse in January, 2004.

Sentencing Forrest, acting Judge Andrew Wilson told Forrest he had “very effectively, and to satisfy your own sexual desires, seduced your victim”.

Judge Wilson said the youth had spent time in a homeless shelter and was “vulnerable”.

“Your victim was an unwilling participant and must have been confused and frightened,” he said.

Judge Wilson said the offences were not out of character for Forrest, pointing out Forrest had been convicted of rape and indecent assault of a 12-and-a-half year-old boy in 1992.

Forrest received a suspended sentence for those crimes.

Judge Wilson ordered Forrest serve four-and-a-half years in jail for the latest offences before being eligible for parole.


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  1. Harry Dash says:

    John Michael Forrest – Application For Release On Licence S.24 Clsent Act Supreme Court 11.11.2016.

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