Neil Thomas Spurr

Posted: May 18, 2014 by Serendipity in Photo, South Australia
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Man jailed for indecent assault of brothers

Updated Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:03pm AEDT

A man found guilty of indecently assaulting two brothers at Andrews Farm has been sentenced to six years’ jail.

But Supreme Court Justice Richard White has rejected an application from South Australia’s Director of Public Prosecutions to detain Neil Thomas Spurr, 41, indefinitely.

Justice White rejected a suggestion that Spurr was incapable of controlling his sexual urges.

He imposed the sentence covering eight counts of indecent assault and applied a three-year non-parole term.

Indefinite detention urged for sex offender

Updated Tue Jun 3, 2008 3:11pm AEST

A man who was found guilty of sexually abusing two young boys has had his case referred to the South Australian Supreme Court to decide if he should be detained indefinitely.

Last September, Neil Thomas Spurr, 40, was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault involving two boys, committed between 2004 and 2005 in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.

The prosecution argues Spurr was referred to a sex offenders’ treatment program but did not ‘engage’ and had not accepted responsibility for his crimes.

The hearing was told that if Spurr were sent to jail he would serve his sentence, then be released without having had any treatment – putting him at risk of re-offending.

Judge David Smith referred the matter to the Supreme Court to assess if Spurr is capable of controlling his sexual urges and whether he should be detained indefinitely.


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