Grant Western

Posted: August 29, 2014 by Serendipity in South Australia
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Sexual offender Grant Western jailed for abusing boys

Posted Tue 22 Jul 2014, 1:13pm AEST

A man has been jailed for five years for sexually abusing three boys in Adelaide decades earlier.

Grant Western, 61, was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault and three of unlawful sexual intercourse.

The District Court was told two of Western’s victims were newspaper sellers in the city, and he met another met at the Royal Adelaide show in the late 1980s.

Western drove taxis at the time and gave one boy money in exchange for sexual encounters in public toilets.

Judge David Smith said the offending started in 1974 when the first victim was just 12.

He told Western his predatory and self-gratifying behaviour had lasting effects on his victims.

Judge Smith said Western had not admitted his guilt nor shown remorse and would be vulnerable in jail.

Western can seek parole in three years.


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