Archive for January, 2014

Court rules out increasing jail time for rapist teacher

Posted February 22, 2008 19:19:00

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a request to increase the prison sentence of a former Brisbane private school teacher who sexually assaulted four female students.

Thirty-nine-year-old Warren David Schneider pleaded guilty to rape and indecent dealing charges last October and was jailed for five years, with the chance of parole after 12 months.

Attorney-General Kerry Shine argued that the sentence was too lenient.

But the Court today dismissed the legal challenge, ruling that Schneider had reasonable prospects of rehabilitation.

Teacher jailed for indecent dealing with 3 students

Posted Thu Feb 9, 2006 8:21pm AEDT

A Brisbane teacher who stripped naked and did cartwheels on the beach in front of his primary school students has been jailed for 15 months.

Warren David Schneider, 37, pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecently dealing with a child under 16 in his care.

Schneider was an art teacher at a Lutheran primary school in Rochedale when he started organising games of truth or dare with three of his 12-year-old students.

The District Court heard that at a year seven camp on Moreton Island in 2002, Schneider gave the girls shots of bourbon and dared them to run down to the beach naked.

When the girls refused, Schneider stripped naked and performed cartwheels in front of them.

The court was also told Schneider went to the girls’ tent wearing nothing but another girl’s underpants and spoke to them about ejaculating.

Judge Michael Shanihan sentenced Schneider to 15 months’ jail to be suspended after five months.


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Margaritis – Luke Euthimios - Photo6


On the 2nd of September, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie failed to have Margaritis’s sentenced increased in the Queensland Court of Appeal. He will still be eligible for parole on July 13, 2015.



Pleaded guilty to molesting a second student at St Edmund’s College.

Has had 12 months added to a four-year jail sentence. He will now be

eligible for parole on July 13, 2015.


UPDATE: Dec 2013

Had his sentenced reduced by one year. Now to serve 4 years jail.

Teacher jailed after plying student with drugs and abusing him

April 3, 2013 – 10:00AM

A former Queensland teacher has been convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old student after plying him with drugs and alcohol.

Luke Euthimios Margaritis was 26 when he met the boy while teaching at St Edmund’s College and arranged visits at his home in Limestone Street, Ipswich, west of Brisbane, before and after school.

There, he would give the boy alcohol and the drug amyl nitrite, an inhalant which affects consciousness and cognition.

The boy was then forced to watch pornographic films with his teacher and perform sexual acts on him, with the offences occurring between February and December 1995 but the victim only reporting the abuse to police early last year.

In sentencing the man to five years’ prison, Brisbane District Court Judge John Baulch SC said the former teacher’s behaviour had been “calculating and predatory”.


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DPP seeks to increase paedophile Glen Campbell’s jail term

By court reporter Candice Marcus

Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:02pm AEST

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is trying to increase a jail sentence for a convicted paedophile who preyed on five children for more than a decade.

Glen Campbell, 47, was convicted over repeated abuse of two girls and three boys from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.

He was charged with 13 offences, including nine of unlawful sexual intercourse, one of procuring an act of gross indecency and three of persistent sexual exploitation of a child.

Campbell pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, at the start of his trial, and subsequently was convicted of the rest of his charges by a judge.

He was sentenced back in May by the Adelaide District Court to 13 years in jail with a non-parole term of six-and-a-half years.

Prosecutor Caroline Mealor told the court it was a rare case where the DPP saw fit to appeal against the sentence because it did not reflect Campbell’s criminality:

“Both the head sentence and non-parole period are manifestly inadequate.

“In particular both failed to adequately reflect the criminality of the conduct and failed to maintain adequate standards of punishment for offences of this nature.

“It is acknowledged that permission to appeal should only be granted to the prosecution in rare and exceptional cases.

“However, in my submission, permission to appeal should be granted in this case because the sentence imposed discloses an inadequacy to such proportions that, if it was allowed

to stand, it would erode standards of punishment for offences involving sexual abuse of children and impair confidence in the proper administration of justice.

“This is a case that calls for this court’s intervention.

“This offending was very serious offending of this type and the respondent demonstrated no real remorse or contrition for his actions.”

Ms Meleor said the sentencing judge showed leniency in the non-parole term partly because he concluded Campbell was unlikely to reoffend because he had not been charged with

any offences for more than 10 years.

“To impose a non-parole period of 50 per cent of the head sentence in these circumstances sends a message to the community that if you get away with your offending for an extended

period of time because of circumstances that you will receive a significant benefit for that.”

A panel of three Supreme Court judges is hearing the application and questioned why the sentence was not a deterrent.

“Why would a heavier sentence of 13 years have any bearing on general deterrence? And where is there any material to suggest that 13 years’ imprisonment wouldn’t deter and

25 years would?” Justice Thomas Gray asked.

“[For] like-minded people who might want to offend, having to face a sentence of 13 years that is going to be quite a deterrent.”

Justice Gray said people convicted of offences of this type were not automatically granted parole and were ineligible for early home-detention release on parole.

“Probably the public has a misconception about the non-parole period and what it means. They would rather think that the person would be on parole automatically, in this case

probably understood the six-and-a-half years will be served and possibly longer.”

Justice John Sulan echoed those thoughts.

“You spend six-and-a-half years in jail, at the very least [a] pretty large deterrent I would have thought,” he said.

Campbell’s lawyer Marie Shaw QC said the sentence was not manifestly inadequate.

The court heard Campbell was appealing against his convictions.

It reserved its decision on whether to grant the DPP leave to appeal against the sentence.

‘Monster’ paedophile Glen Campbell belongs in hell, victim says.

by: Andrew Dowdell, Court reporter

From: adelaidenow

April 18, 2013 12:08PM

A “MONSTER” paedophile belongs in hell for his 15 years of predatory abuse against five children, one of his now-adult victims says.

Glen Campbell avoided the glare of two of his female victims as they read harrowing victim impact statements in the District Court this morning.

Campbell, 47, was convicted of the persistent sexual abuse of three brothers between 1987 and 2002, and the abuse of two teenaged sisters who stayed with him on a family holiday in Adelaide in the early 1990s.

Now in their 30s, the women told Campbell he had betrayed the trust of their parents and had torn their family apart by threatening to kill the girls and their family if they revealed the abuse.

“They left the most precious things in their lives, their children, in your care and you abused their trust in the worst possible way,” one said.

“I am not a religious person but I really do pray that Hell exists because that is where monsters like you belong.”

The woman said she still carried a “burden of worthlessness and shame” because of the abuse.

“I don’t hate you for what you have done – I despise you,” she said.

Her sister repeatedly demanded Campbell face her as she told of her anguish at being raped as a young teenager.

“It has been hell living with a dirty little secret that Glen told me to keep – it nearly cost me my life, did you know that?” she told Campbell.

“I was forced to do things no person should be forced to do, let alone a child.”

Both female victims said they still had trouble trusting men and that the abuse had severely affected their ability to maintain a relationship.

Judge Paul Cuthbertson told both women he hoped they could turn their lives around.

“For yourself and others you must put this behind you,” he said.

Victim impact statements from Campbell’s male victims – who were abused between the ages of eight and 13 – were handed to Judge Cuthbertson but not read in court.

Campbell, now of Clarkson in Western Australia, is facing a lengthy prison term after being convicted of nine counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, procuring an act of gross indecency and three counts of persistent sexual exploitation of a child.

He has been remanded in custody for further sentencing submissions next week.

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Ex-policeman avoids jail over child porn

Posted Fri 7 Jun 2013, 8:48am AEST

A former policeman from the Victorian Wimmera town of Warracknabeal is a registered sex offender for life after pleading guilty to accessing more than 170 images of child pornography.

Leslie Patten, 59, was arrested in April last year and charged with three counts of child pornography offences.

While a police officer at Warracknabeal, he accessed more than 170 images between December 2009 and March 2012.

He was sentenced this week at the County Court in Melbourne.

In sentencing Patten, judge Damian Murphy said while he was otherwise of good character, he had a higher culpability as he had sworn to uphold the law.

However, he also took into account Patten’s loss of career and reputation in the local community.

He was sentenced to 12 months in jail but released on a good behaviour bond and fined $500.

He is also a registered sex offender for life.

Ex-policeman pleads guilty over child porn

Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 11:29am AEDT

A former police officer from western Victoria has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Leslie Patten, 59, from Warracknabeal, was charged in April with accessing child pornography using a carrier service and having knowingly accessed child pornography.

Yesterday, in the Horsham Magistrates Court, he pleaded guilty to the charges and is due to be sentenced early next year.

Victoria Police say Patten resigned from the force in May.


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UPDATE Aussie Paedophiles back up and running

Posted: January 3, 2014 by Robbo in paedophile

Hi folks my other site to highlight sex offenders had been offline for some time unbeknown to me as I was off the internet. I discovered yesterday it was flagged by wordpress robots for spam.I wrote to them and they have unlocked the site. Needs updating but here is the link (also in menu at top)

see correspondence below.If you have any troubles follow instructions as advised below!

Name: Robbo
Comment: Hi I have been away but my members wrote to me saying the above site had been blocked/removed.

It is/was a site to highlight convicted pedophiles here in Australia as a service to the community.Many people have contacted me wanting to know why the site that warned others about the criminals who had abused them or their children had disappeared. They think I removed it, which is  NOT the case

WE put a lot of work into it.If there is a problem that can be rectified please I implore you to look into it and let me know how I can get it back live again please

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