Paedophile sexually abused mate’s disabled son

  • Geelong Advertiser
  • May 21, 201412:09AM

A 70-YEAR-OLD paedophile who betrayed the trust of a friend and sexually abused the man’s disabled son, has been jailed.

Stewart Emerson Brown, formerly of Featherby Way in Altona Meadows, has also been placed on the sex offenders register for 15 years.

Brown pleaded guilty yesterday to committing an indecent act with a child under 16.

The Geelong Magistrates Court heard Brown was also awaiting sentence in the County Court after pleading guilty to multiple counts of indecently assaulting a young brother and sister between 1973 and 1975.

Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Siobhan Daly said the latest offending began after Brown befriended the victim’s father.

“The father wanted to keep working each alternate weekend while at the same time maintaining access to his son,” Sen-Constable Daly said.

“Brown stepped in and would travel to Geelong, stay overnight and look after the victim while the boy’s father was working.”

The prosecutor said that on March 7, 2013, the victim and accused were sitting on the couch when Brown started touching the boy.

“This became a regular occurrence whenever Brown looked after the victim,” Sen-Constable Daly said.

The prosecutor said police were contacted after the boy told his mother and she informed his father.

Sen-Constable Daly said that, when interviewed, Brown vehemently denied the allegations and only changed his plea 10 days before the matter was listed for contested hearing.

She said that in October 1995, Brown fronted Dandenong court charged with indecently assaulting three children aged between five and 11 at Brighton in 1977.

“He also appeared in Prahran court in December 1987, charged with indecently assaulting another three children,” she said.

Stewart Anger, for Brown, said his client was adamant he would never put himself in the company of children again.

Magistrate Gerard Lethbridge said Brown had disturbing priors. He convicted Brown and sentenced him to 18 months jail with a non-parole period of 12 months.


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  1. Scott Selleck says:

    There’s wrong ands then there is just pure and simply a time were a individual needs to have the living shit pulverised out of him..Well this is the one that need’s that pulverising sensation to make contact and make him aware that he is scum ..Stewart Emerson Brown W.T.F a Handicapped person and you see it as a benefit of you too take advantage off ..Death is the only cure for u scum Amen!!!

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