Stephen John Fleming

Posted: October 31, 2012 by Serendipity in South Australia
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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/repeat-child-sex-offender-term-cut/story-e6frea6u-1226103818309

Repeat child sex offender term cut

  • Court Reporter Hannah Silverman
  • From: The Advertiser
  • July 29, 2011 12:00AM

A “PERVERTED” repeat paedophile has had his sentence slashed.

Yesterday the Court of Criminal Appeal found Stephen John Fleming’s sentence for child sex offences was excessive.

It ordered his 14-year sentence be reduced to 10 years, with a new non-parole period of seven years – 18 months less than originally imposed.

Fleming had previously been sentenced to 30 months for child offences between 1998 and 1999.

Earlier this year a District Court jury found Fleming guilty of persistent sexual exploitation of a child between 2004 and 2007.

That child was aged between six and nine at the time.

Justices Margaret Nyland and Michael David said the 14-year term was excessive.

“It is outside the range of appropriate sentencing for offending of this type, serious as it is,” Justice David said.

 

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/pervert-molested-girl-after-release/story-e6frea83-1226031648718

‘Pervert’ molested girl after release

  • Hannah Silverman
  • From: The Advertiser
  • April 01, 2011 12:00AM

AFTER being released from jail for child sex offences, a man molested another young child for two years.

Now Stephen John Fleming, 47, of Salisbury North, has returned to jail to begin the 14-year term imposed yesterday in the District Court.

A jury found him guilty of persistent sexual exploitation of a child between 2004 and 2007.

In sentencing yesterday, Judge Geoffrey Muecke said Fleming’s victim, aged between 6 and 9 at the time, believed the justice system had failed her by his release.

Fleming was previously sentenced to 30 months for child sex offences he committed between 1998 and 1999.

“She believes you should have never been let out of prison in the first place,” Judge Muecke said. “She believes … you are a cold, sick, perverted man.”

The non-parole period is 8½ years.

 

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