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 UPDATED:  OCTOBER 2014

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-27/convicted-paedophile-has-sentenced-reduced-by-act-court/5844886

Convicted paedophile Navin Edwin has sentenced reduced by ACT court

By Gordon Taylor

Mon 27 Oct 2014, 3:43pm

An Indian national convicted of child sexual offences has had his 10-year jail sentence reduced by the ACT Court of Appeal.

Navin Edwin, 35, was convicted of 17 charges during two trials last year and sentenced to almost 11 years jail.

More than half the offences involved a six- or seven-year-old girl.

The offences included grooming, acts of indecency and production of child pornography.

Edwin also sent a naked image of himself to one victim.

In sentencing, Justice John Burns told Edwin he was a shameless liar who had shown no remorse.

Today the Court of Appeal reduced the sentence to six and a half years because of errors to do with the overlap of Territory and Commonwealth law and Justice Burns mistaking the maximum penalty on several offences.

Because Edwin has already served four years in jail he will be eligible for parole just before December 2015.

Edwin will be deported to India when he is released from prison.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-07/convicted-paedophile-navin-edwin-appeals-sentence-in-act-court/5655228

Convicted paedophile Navin Edwin appeals length of sentence in ACT court

By Elizabeth Byrne

Thu 7 Aug 2014, 4:00pm

An Indian national convicted of child sex offences has asked the ACT Court of Appeal to reduce his 10-year sentence.

Navin Edwin, 34, was convicted of 17 charges during two trials last year, and sentenced to 10 years and eight months in jail.

The offences ranged from grooming to acts of indecency and production of child pornography.

Edwin also sent a naked image of himself to one victim.

His lawyers told the court his sentence was manifestly excessive.

They argued there was a particular concern about the individual sentences for charges involving the production of child pornography when he took offensive photos of the victims.

An initial challenge to the conviction has been dropped.

At the time he was sentenced, Justice John Burns told Edwin he was a shameless liar who had shown no remorse.

Justice Burns recommended that Edwin be deported back to India upon becoming eligible for parole.

 

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Comments
  1. Bert Kokshoorn says:

    I say this sentence was manifestly far to lenient, so send this piece of human flotsam to a minimum of 15 years to serve not a day less, and set a bloody standard for Gods sake, this piece of dirt GROOMED as well as produced CHILD pornography. He is bloody cheeky asking for a lighter sentence!!!!!!!

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