Garry John Beattie

Posted: August 27, 2014 by Serendipity in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria
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Child molester gets sentence extended but no jail time

Wed 27 Aug 2014, 1:55pm

The Queensland Attorney-General’s bid to have a serial child sex offender jailed has failed but the man’s sentence will be extended.

In March this year, Garry John Beattie was sentenced to to 18 months’ jail wholly suspended, after pleading guilty in the the Bundaberg District Court to seven counts of indecent treatment of children under the age of 16, involving two boys, one in 1996 and one in 2001.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie appealed, arguing the sentence was manifestly inadequate and failed to take into account Beattie’s 27-year history of similar offences.

The Court of Appeal found Beattie’s history had not been properly considered but in extending the suspended sentence to two and a half years, determined time in jail would not act as a deterrent nor provide better rehabilitation than the probation treatment he was already in.



1992 – South Australia District Court

2004 – Victorian Magistrates Court

2007 – Bundaberg District Court

2010 – Bundaberg District Court (Received an 18 month jail sentence)

2011- Melbourne County Court

2012 – Melbourne County Court (Jailed for 12 months which was wholly suspended)

2012- Bundaberg Magistrates Court (Fined for failing to report)

2014- Bundaberg District Court (18month wholly suspended sentence)


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  1. Lyn Jones says:

    Why aren’t the judges doing their job,and put these rock spiders behind bars where they belong,no programme can help them,they are evil and should not be put back into society.

  2. Yep another one walking the streets that should be in Jail, I hope everybody spreads the name around on social media now because you can bet on it, his name will be suppressed soon. HIS NAME IS “Garry John Beattie”

  3. laura says:

    We need a picture so we know who to keep our kids safe from obviously he protected by someone

  4. jane says:

    There was a guilty verdict in a Melbourne court in 2012.
    not guilty plea changed to guilty on the condition that sentencing wouldnt involve jail time.

    • jane says:

      It appears as though the 2012 Vic Court conviction was left out of the details above.I would like to know why?
      The AG stated a 27 yr history…if the 2012 case is counted the ‘known’ history shld read 29yrs
      I find it upsetting and disturbing on many levels that only a fine for failing to report was listed for 2012.

  5. jane says:

    The list of previous convictions listed above can be found on line in a Tweed Daily News article by Adam Davies titled Garry Beattie sentence appeal decision expected within weeks.
    Date 25 July 2014
    A Bundaberg child sex offender with a history of abusing kids faces an anxious wait…..

    A list which mentions a 2012 Vic conviction rather than a 2011 one belongs with the article published here by the same author/same paper (it can be found online) dated 27 Aug 2014.

    • jane says:

      Could it have been updated after publication?

      • jane says:
        Article also on News
        •I could not find this one in tweed daily.i recommend reading in full and doing the same with the previous article by Adam Davies which was published in Tweed Daily in July 2014 (was that article the source of the list of convictions added to the ABC article in opening post?knowing the source would be of benefit)

        from the link in this post;

        Increase for sex offender successful,still no jail.
        Adam Davies 27th Aug 2014 6.00am

        Beattie Child sex Convictions

        1992 South Australia District Court (Jailed for 2.5 yrs)

        2004 Victorian Magistrates Court (Jailed for nine months which was wholly suspended)

        2007 Bundaberg District Court (Jailed for 6 months which was wholly suspended)

        2010 Bundaberg District Court (received 18 month Jail sentence)

        2012 Melbourne County Court (12 month jail sentence which was wholly suspended)

        2012 Bundaberg Magistrates Court (fined for failing to report)
        2014 Bundaberg District Court (18 month wholly suspended sentence)

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