Nathan Raymond Andrews

Posted: November 11, 2012 by Serendipity in NSW
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Jail term cut after grooming girl, 13, for sex

By EMMA SPILLETT – Illawarra Mercury

17/03/2012 – Page 24

A MT Warrigal man spent almost a month grooming a 13-year-old girl for sex via emails, phone calls and text messages, Wollongong District Court heard yesterday.Despite taking time off Nathan Raymond Andrews’ jail term, Judge Paul Conlon noted his behaviour did not occur in a “fleeting moment” and questioned claims he was affected by alcohol at the time.”Some of the texts were sent while Andrews was working and it was unlikely he was [drinking] on those occasions.”The fact a meeting between the pair did not take place [may have been] more to do with the victim not wanting to meet with a stranger rather than the reluctance of the offender,” the judge added.

Andrews, 35, was sentenced to two years’ jail last year after pleading guilty to grooming a child for unlawful sexual activity and possessing child pornography.

Determining the man’s severity appeal yesterday, Judge Conlon said a jail sentence was appropriate but restructured the term, mandating a minimum eight months’ jail with an additional 12 months on parole.

Andrews sent more than 30 emails and text messages to the teen after chatting with her online, telling her he loved her and repeatedly requesting to meet her, the court was told.

Initially using an internet messaging service to contact the girl, Andrews regularly corresponded with her from October 6, 2009 to November 3, 2009, sending dozens of messages and making 104 phone contacts.

The court was told Andrews asked the teen if she wanted to have sex with him and requested she “go for a drive with him” but she refused, telling him she was still at school and would not drive with a stranger.

In 2010, police searched Andrews’ home and seized computers, along with DVDs, which Andrews admitted contained internet porn. He told officers he had thought it was legal.

Police examined two computers and found 16 photos and six videos containing child pornography.

Judge Conlon gave little weight to Andrews’ claims he had downloaded the child porn involuntarily, agreeing with Crown submissions that he had used the LimeWire download program and would have seen the names of the files.

The court heard Andrews had a limited police record, regular employment and a low chance of reoffending.

 

Man who groomed teen gets jail term

By EMMA SPILLETT – Illawarra Mercury

15/12/2011 – Page 11

A MT Warrigal man sent dozens of emails and text messages to a 13-year-old girl after chatting to her online, telling her he “loved her” and wanted to meet her, Wollongong Local Court heard yesterday.Nathan Raymond Andrews used an internet messaging service to correspond with the teen for just under a month in 2009, asking her if she wanted to have sex with him and requesting she call him so he could “hear her voice”, facts before the court said.Magistrate Michael Stoddart yesterday sentenced the 35-year-old to two years’ jail, noting the seriousness of the matter and the age of the victim.The teen began chatting with Andrews on October 6, 2009, initially believing he was a boy from school, the facts said.

The pair continued to correspond until November 3, 2009 and Andrews sent 30 emails, 35 texts and made 104 phone contacts with her during that period.

The teen reported the matter to police on November 9, 2009 and in April the following year.

Officers examined her phone and computer, locating chat logs as well as downloaded SMS messages.

On April 4 2010, police searched Andrews’ Mt Warrigal home and seized computers, along with DVDs, which Andrews admitted contained internet porn but told officers he thought it was legal.

According to the facts, police examined two computers and found 16 photos and six videos containing child pornography.

Andrews was arrested and pleaded guilty to grooming a child for unlawful sexual activity and possessing child pornography.

Defence solicitor Robert Steward yesterday told the court Andrews’ offending had occurred over a short period and his client had stopped contacting the teen voluntarily.

Mr Steward said Andrews had possession of a relatively small amount of offensive material and had not exchanged any money for the images.

Mr Stoddart sentenced the man to jail for both offences and noted the need for general deterrence for these kinds of offences in the community.

 

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