Orazio Di Pasquale

Posted: February 10, 2013 by Serendipity in Registered Sex Offender, Victoria
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http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/01/24/357832_news.html

Man exploited girl to make porn

Karen Matthews   |  January 24th, 2013

A CHILD sex offender, who exploited a 12-year-old girl for the production of child pornography, has been jailed for seven years.

Orazio Di Pasquale, 44, of Hamlyn Heights, pleaded guilty in Geelong County Court yesterday to charges of producing child pornography, sexual penetration of a child under 16 and sexual penetration of a child under 12.

He also pleaded guilty to procuring a minor for the purposes of child pornography, possessing child pornography and two counts of using a surveillance device to observe a child.

Crown Prosecutor Michael Sharpley said that, on August 31, 2011, police arrived at Di Pasquale’s Hamlyn Heights unit with a search warrant.

Mr Sharpley said police seized items including a computer, DVDs and a computer hard drive containing 33 still and moving pictures of the naked young girl.

The prosecutor said that in late 2010, Di Pasquale filmed himself having sex with the child and had video cameras set up to film the girl.

“When the young victim brought a friend to visit, Di Pasquale also videoed her in the shower,” Mr Sharpley said.

“The accused later told police he placed his mobile phone in the clothes basket to film the girls taking a shower.”

James McQuillan, who was defending Di Pasquale, submitted his client’s offending was not at the highest end of the scale.

The court was told Di Pasquale grew up in an environment of family violence, had worked for only brief periods throughout his adult life, had a heart condition and possible diabetes.

Handing down sentence, Judge Gerard Mullally described Di Pasquale’s crimes as “depraved” and “a perverse sexual abuse of children”.

“You are, it seems, sexually attracted to children,” Judge Mullally said.

“The young victim still has difficulty sleeping at night, has flashbacks and hates people touching her even if it’s just mucking around.

“The child has also threatened self-harm, leaving her family feeling heartbroken and helpless.”

Judge Mullally said, that while he accepted Di Pasquale had immediately admitted his offences, they were serious crimes.

Di Pasquale was sentenced to seven years’ jail with a non-parole period of five years and was also placed on the sex offenders’ register.

 

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Comments
  1. cc1958 says:

    another filthy pervert that didnt get enough time away from the public, so sorry for the victim, her life is wrecked

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