Sean Dertilis

Posted: September 18, 2014 by Serendipity in Registered Sex Offender, Victoria
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http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/man-provided-teens-with-drugs-before-assaulting-15yearold/story-fnjuhxh0-1227053138871

Man provided teens with drugs before assaulting 15-year-old

  • KAREN MATTHEWS
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • September 10, 2014 12:00AM

A BELMONT man, who provided underaged girls with drugs and allowed them to stay overnight at his unit, has been jailed for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Sean Dertilis, 38, pleaded guilty in Geelong County Court recently to three counts of committing an indecent act with a child under 16.

Handing down sentence yesterday, Judge Phillip Coish said the victim was aged 15 at the time and Dertilis, 37.

Judge Coish said that, on August 19, 2012, the victim and her friends attended Dertilis’s unit where they smoked cannabis provided by him.

He said that on August 20, the girls again attended Dertilis’s unit where they smoked cannabis and some young people stayed overnight.

The judge said that, during the night, the victim woke to find Dertilis in her bed, indecently assaulting her.

“She thought she was being touched by a young male she knew, but then realised it was you,” he said.

Judge Coish said Dertilis had a long history of drug use and criminal offending.

“You have numerous priors from 35 court appearances between 1993 and 2011, but no priors for sex offending,” he said.

“I see your prospects of rehabilitation as cloudy.

“You had a vulnerable young person staying in your unit and on drugs supplied by you.

“She is now fearful and depressed and according to her mother, has become withdrawn and prone to panic attacks.”

Dertilis, once a victim of an attempted murder after being forced to inject himself with battery acid, was sentenced to 18 months’ jail with a non-parole period of 12 months.

His name has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for eight years.

 

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