Richard Jongsma

Posted: December 2, 2012 by Serendipity in Victoria
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http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/09/26/1064083191156.html?from=storyrhs

Jail for pedophile who bribed girls

By Dan Silkstone
September 27, 2003

A man who used cigarettes and cash to entice sexual favours from four schoolgirls was yesterday jailed for at least six years.

Richard Jongsma, 41, paid hundreds of dollars to the girls, aged between 14 and 16, and took them shopping at a suburban mall, buying shoes and underwear.

In exchange, County Court Judge Tom Neesham said, Jongsma received sexual favours in his car, at a local park and at home. He also convinced two of the girls to pose for pornographic photographs.

“It is clear that you satisfied your undoubted perversion by paying them to accommodate you,” Judge Neesham said.

Jongsma, of Primula Street, Blackburn North, was sentenced to eight years in prison with a minimum term of six years.

Earlier this month he pleaded guilty to 17 charges including seven counts of performing an indecent act on a child under the age of 16, two counts of causing a child to take part in an act of prostitution and counts of making and possessing child pornography. The offences were committed between July 2001 and September 2002.

Jongsma met the first girl through an internet chat room when she was 14. The other victims were her sister, aged 16, and two schoolfriends, both 14.

Police arrested Jongsma in September 2002 following an anonymous tip-off. A search of his home revealed an extensive collection of downloaded child pornography, including images and footage Judge Neesham described as monstrous.

A report from forensic psychologist Jeffrey Cummins tendered during the plea hearing suggested Jongsma was not a pedophile and was not likely to reoffend.

But Judge Neesham said Jongsma had lied during his psychiatric interview and that he could not accept the report. He said he did not believe Jongsma was remorseful and said the community needed to be protected from him. Jongsma was sentenced as a serious sexual offender.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/09/18/1063625159592.html?from=storyrhs

Man ‘bought’ sex favours from schoolgirls, court told

By Dan Silkstone
September 19, 2003

A 41-year-old man used cigarettes and cash to entice sexual favours from four schoolgirls, aged between 14 and 16, a court heard yesterday.

The County Court was told that Richard Jongsma, 41, of Primula Street, Blackburn North, befriended the first girl, aged 14, through an internet chat group.

It was told that he paid her to pose for pornographic photographs and provide sexual favours in his car, at his home and in a local park.

Jongsma pleaded guilty to 17 charges including seven counts of performing an indecent act on a child under the age of 16, two counts of causing a child to take part in prostitution and two counts of producing child pornography.

The offences were committed between July 2001 and September 2002.

Prosecutor Mark Gamble said Jongsma had met the first girl in the chat group, where he was known by the nickname “alcoholic beverage”.

The other victims were the girl’s 16-year-old sister and two friends, both aged 14. On one occasion, the court was told, Jongsma telephoned the first girl’s school claiming to be her father and arranged to collect her for a few hours.

He then drove her to his home where he took photographs of her, paying her $200.

On another occasion, Mr Gamble said, Jongsma took two of the girls on a “shopping spree,” buying them clothes, underwear and electrical goods worth $500 in exchange for sexual acts. Jongsma was arrested in September 2002 after an anonymous tip-off.

Police found pornographic photographs of two of the girls as well as downloaded internet child pornography on his home computer.

A report tendered to the court from forensic psychologist Jeffrey Cummins suggested Jongsma was not sexually attracted to young girls.

But after viewing the downloaded images – many featuring prepubescent girls – Judge Neesham said he had little doubt that Jongsma was a predatory pedophile.

“They demonstrate without a doubt that your client has an unhealthy interest in children,” he said.

Defence barrister Russell Sarah said Jongsma had been opportunistic rather than predatory and had been motivated by loneliness.

Mr Sarah said many of the sexual episodes had been initiated by the girls, who he said, saw Jongsma as a “soft touch” they could obtain money from.

The hearing continues.

 

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