Paul Brian Kennedy

Posted: December 4, 2012 by Serendipity in NSW
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http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/mother-welcomes-prison-sentence/2150352.aspx

Mother welcomes prison sentence

BY TRACEY PRISK

03 May, 2011 04:00 AM

THE mother of one of the victims of convicted paedophile Paul Brian Kennedy told the Central Western Daily she was pleased her son’s predator was jailed for a maximum of seven-and-a-half years in Sydney’s District Court last week.

The Orange woman, who can not be named, to protect her son’s identity, witnessed Kennedy having an online chat and web cam conversation with her son and, after realising the inappropriateness of the interaction, took a transcript of it to police.

It was this information that eventually led to Kennedy’s arrest.

Now, two years after the incident, the woman can vividly recall her reaction when she read and saw the computer interaction between Kennedy and her son .

“When I was listening it was like a dream, it was like it wasn’t really happening,” she said.

“I was definitely shocked and there was an element of denial … at first I thought ‘is this me imagining things’?”

She felt a sense of relief when police later found paedophilic images on Kennedy’s computer and her initial suspicions were vindicated

The mother says she suspects her son, who was 11 years old at the time, probably knew Kennedy was being inappropriate.

“I think he knew it was maybe wrong but I think he was excited and there was also some disbelief. But as a parent I know where it could have led,” she said.

The woman urged other parents to be very careful about who their children spend time with.

“I’d walk past his house and there were always bikes on his lawn at all hours of the day,” she said. I was probably lucky that my kids weren’t as mobile.

“I think some parents are very trusting.”

The fact that Kennedy was a teacher and a coach of the football team meant that many parents thought he was above reproach.

“He was a popular man so I told my son not to tell anyone we’d dobbed him in … at first I felt some guilt that I caused all this trouble for people,” the mother said.

She said parents needed to be aware of the way paedophiles groomed students.

“They offer little rewards like bottles of Coke and other bribes like DVDs and PlayStation computer games,” she said.

The mother says her son is now a typical teenager, although he doesn’t find it easy to trust teachers.

“I think maybe cynical is a good word for it, he doesn’t trust teachers, although (since the incident) he has had some that he relates well to,” she said.

As for Kennedy, the mother believes he’d feel no remorse for his actions.

“There’s no way he feels bad.”

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/teacher-paul-brian-kennedy-jailed-for-luring-boys-to-bedroom/story-e6frf7jx-1226046882600

Teacher Paul Brian Kennedy jailed for luring boys to bedroom

  • From: AAP
  • April 29, 2011 12:20PM

A FORMER teacher who lured young boys into his bedroom and secretly filmed them performing sex acts has been jailed for at least four and a half years.

In sentencing Paul Brian Kennedy today in Sydney’s District Court, Judge Robert Poner said the offences were “carefully, meticulously and patiently planned”.

Kennedy, 37, from Orange in central-west NSW, had pleaded guilty to a string of offences including grooming children over the internet, producing child pornography and committing an act of indecency with a person under the age of 16.

That last offence related to him making a 15-year-old boy film Kennedy having simulated intercourse with a plastic vagina while Kennedy was naked, except for his shoes and socks, in a park.

The judge said none of the boys, aged 12 or 13, who were the victims of the offences of producing child pornography, were aware Kennedy had placed a web camera in his bedroom which was directed at the bed.

The videos showed boys separately coming into the room and while alone masturbating with a black vibrator as they watched pornographic videos.

The judge set a maximum term of seven and a half years’ imprisonment.

 

http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/long-jail-term-awaits-teacher/2134685.aspx

Long jail term awaits teacher

15 Apr, 2011 04:00 AM

A former Orange teacher guilty of grooming children over the internet and producing child pornography from his home can expect a long jail term, a Sydney judge says.

Paul Brian Kennedy, 37, appeared in court on 10 charges involving a number of boys he communicated with over the internet.

Justice Robert Toner yesterday heard final submissions from Kennedy’s barrister Bill Walsh, who labelled his client’s crimes as “bizarre” and his behaviour as “Jekyll and Hyde”.

“He’s a person, your honour, who had a long and good history as a schoolteacher,” Mr Walsh told the NSW District Court.

Judge Toner fired back, saying: “The production of child pornography was carefully and meticulously planned.”

Mr Kennedy sat in the dock, wearing prison greens, and expressed no emotion when Judge Toner repeatedly referred to the likelihood of a long jail sentence.

“I can assure you I will be sentencing you to full-time imprisonment,” the judge said.

Later he said: “You can expect quite a significant period of incarceration.”

Judge Toner also said he will most likely combine some of the jail times for each charge to run concurrently, which will result in a reduced jail sentence.

Kennedy pleaded guilty at his first appearance in local court, which will also result in a discount in his jail time.

He was arrested in August 2009 and has been in custody since June 2010.

A non-publication court order had previously suppressed Kennedy being named but Judge Toner lifted the order saying it was no longer necessary.

But Judge Toner ordered that the school at which Kennedy taught and the school where the boys attended not be published.

Kennedy will next appear in court on April 29 when Judge Toner will hand down his sentence.

 

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/child-pornographer-will-get-jail-judge-20110414-1dfaq.html

Child pornographer will get jail: judge

April 14, 2011 – 2:44PM

AAP

A former teacher guilty of grooming children over the internet and producing child pornography from his home can expect a long jail term, a Sydney judge says.

Paul Brian Kennedy, 37, from Orange in the NSW central west, appeared in court on 10 charges involving a number of boys he communicated with over the internet.

Justice Robert Toner on Thursday heard final submissions from Kennedy’s barrister Bill Walsh, who labelled his client’s crimes as “bizarre” and his behaviour as “Jekyll and Hyde”.

“He’s a person, your honour, who had a long and good history as a school teacher,” Mr Walsh told the NSW District Court.

Judge Toner fired back, saying: “The production of child pornography was carefully and meticulously planned.”

Mr Kennedy sat in the dock, wearing prison greens, and expressed no emotion when Judge Toner repeatedly referred to the likelihood of a long jail sentence.

“I can assure you I will be sentencing you to full-time imprisonment,” the judge said.

Later he said: “You can expect quite a significant period of incarceration.”

Judge Toner also said he will most likely combine some of the jail times for each charge to run concurrently, which will result in a reduced jail sentence.

Kennedy pleaded guilty at his first appearance in local court, which will also result in a discount his jail time.

He was arrested in August 2009 and has been in custody since June 2010.

A non-publication court order had previously suppressed Kennedy being named but Judge Toner on Thursday lifted the order saying it was no longer necessary.

“It’s just clinging by its fingernails at the moment,” he said.

But Judge Toner ordered that the school at which Kennedy taught and the school where the boys attended not be published.

Kennedy will next appear in court on April 29 when Judge Toner will hand down his sentence.

 

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