Leslie Charles Patten

Posted: January 4, 2014 by Serendipity in Victoria
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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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  1. chriss says:

    g’day why is there no photo of Leslie Patten name shame and have photo i say

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