Keith Royce Jamieson

Posted: November 27, 2012 by Serendipity in NSW
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Apology from sex offender


4/06/2008 8:42:00 AM

A SERIAL pedophile who has admitted to grooming two Newcastle boys before sexually assaulting them in the 1980s told a court yesterday he had learnt about himself and addressed the “stinking thinking” that led to the crimes.

Keith Royce Jamieson, 57, who has been in jail for more than 10 years on other offences, pleaded guilty in Newcastle District to two counts of raping a child under 16 and two of indecently assaulting a child under 16. Judge Paul Lakatos, SC, was asked to take into account a further four related offences.

The victims made police statements in 2006 and Jamieson was charged last year.

A prosecution statement tendered to the court said Jamieson, a British citizen, met the victims after they moved to an inner-Newcastle suburb in the early 1980s.

At the time, the boys’ father was working two jobs and they came to spend time with Jamieson at a nearby home. He supplied them with alcohol and cigarettes, and later cannabis.

The offences against one victim occurred when he was 12 or 13, and those against his younger brother, between the ages of nine and 12. They included oral and anal intercourse.

Jamieson gave evidence yesterday that he now understood what he put the boys through, having gone through “pretty much . . . the same thing myself”‘. Like one victim, he had tried to take his own life.

“I understand he had hatred, I had hatred. I understand all the things I put him through and I am honestly truly sorry,” he said.

Both the prosecution and defence tendered psychologists’ reports to the court.

The defence report put the offender at a moderate risk of re-offending, while prosecution material put him at high risk.

His barrister, John Booth, said Jamieson was committed to completing a further sex offender program, which boosted his rehabilitation prospects. His client now wanted a “quiet life”.

The matter was adjourned to next Friday.


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